The former skipper of Ranji’s Kerala cricket team OK Ramdas passed away at the age of 73 after sustaining a heart attack at Sree Chithra Institute of Medical Medical Sciences in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. It has been noted that Ramdas had been undergoing medical treatment for more than two weeks after he suffered from a stroke His mortal remains would be kept for public viewing at his residence in Millenium Apartments in Jagathy, Thiruvananthapuram until 8.30 pm. Ramdas is survived by his wife Shobha and son Kapil Ramdas.
OK Ramdas passed away at 73
Reports have emerged stating that later his body would be taken to his house in his native place, Thalappu, Kannur. The cremation would be at the public crematorium in his hometown tomorrow afternoon.
Ramdas grew up playing cricket at the Kannur Cricket club. He was the captain of the Calicut University cricket team. He made it to the Ranji Trophy team at the age of 20 years and went on to lead the team. In the three seasons from 1970 through 1973, Ramdas was the top scorer for the team.
He made it to the Ranji Trophy team at the age of 20 years and went on to lead the team. In the three seasons from 1970 through 1973, Ramdas was also the top run-getter for his side.
In first-class cricket, Ramdas amassed 1,647 runs from 68 innings in 35 matches, including 11 half-centuries. He has also taken a couple of wickets as a part-time spinner.
Ramdas, who joined the SBT team in 1967, also led the team from 1975 to 1976. He retired as a sports manager with the SBT. Besides, he has also served as the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) match referee and Kerala team selection committee chairman. He also served as the Kerala Cricket Association vice-president.
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