Veteran sports journalist and cricket commentator Kishore Bhimani died at the age of 80 today. He is survived by his wife Rita and son Gautam. “He had suffered a cerebral attack a few days back and was undergoing treatment,” a family member said. Bhimani, who had worked for the Statesman newspaper, was also one of the leading English commentators of the 1980s. He was commentating when Sunil Gavaskar became the first player to reach 10,000 runs in Test cricket in 1987, and also during the final moments of the famous 1986 tied Test between India and Australia.
Raja-Ramkumar exit from Spain Challenger
The top-seeded Indian team of Ramkumar Ramanathan and Purav Raja bowed out of the ATP Alicante Ferrero Challenger following a straight-set defeat here today. The duo lost 2-6 2-6 to local unseeded combination of Gerard Granollers and Pedro Martinez. Ramkumar has already exited from the singles event. In the doubles, N Sriram Balaji has reached the quarterfinals with his Swiss partner
Luca Margaroli. Agencies