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Former Andhra captain Gopannapasses away

Former Andhra captain Gopannapasses away
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Popularly known as Gopanna in the cricketing circles of Andhra , he was known for his hard-hitting skills with the bat while also being an effective medium pacer and occasional wicket-keeper. He represented Andhra in Ranji Trophy for eight years and played 18 matches, including Andhra’s first ever match under Col CK Nayudu against Karnataka (then Mysore) at Bangalore in 1953-54.

Kakinada: Former Andhra captain and chairman of Ranji Trophy selection committee, Kommireddy Gopala Krishna passed away at the age of 84 after a brief illness here on Saturday.

Popularly known as Gopanna in the cricketing circles of Andhra , he was known for his hard-hitting skills with the bat while also being an effective medium pacer and occasional wicket-keeper. He represented Andhra in Ranji Trophy for eight years and played 18 matches, including Andhra’s first ever match under Col CK Nayudu against Karnataka (then Mysore) at Bangalore in 1953-54.

He went on to serve as the Vice-President of Andhra Cricket Association and East Godavari District Cricket Association. Two of his sons, KS Bhaskar Ramamurthy and KVSD Kama Raju have captained Andhra in the Ranji
Trophy.

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