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Amritsar Govindsingh Ram Singh

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Amritsar Govindsingh Ram Singh

Born: 14 July 1910

Died: 11 August 1999

  • He was an Indian first-class cricketer.
  • An allrounder, he bowled slow left-arm orthodox and was a left-handed middle-order batsman.
  • His son A. G. Kripal Singh played Test cricket for India.
  • He played for Madras and was just the second player to achieve the Ranji Trophy double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets.
  • He was the first bowler to take 5 wickets in an innings and 10 wickets in a match in the Ranji Trophy.
  • He achieved that feat in the very first match of the Ranji Trophy, playing for Madras against Mysore.
  • He took his best ever innings figures of 8 for 14 in a Madras Presidency Match, playing for the Indians against the Europeans.
  • He was a much-loved cricket coach for the schoolboys of Sir M Venkatasubba Rao Boys School in T Nagar, Madras during the late 1970s and the 1980s.
  • His dedication to the game and to the young cricketers was something which those he coached have kept very close to their cricketing hearts.

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