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Former Bengal cricket captain Gopal Bose passes away

Former Bengal cricket captain Gopal Bose passes away
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Former Bengal cricket captain Gopal Bose died after suffering a cardiac arrest at a hospital here on Sunday

Birmingham: Former Bengal cricket captain Gopal Bose died after suffering a cardiac arrest at a hospital here on Sunday.

He was 71 and is survived by his wife and son Arijit. An opening batsman, Bose scored 3757 runs in 78 first-class games with eight hundreds and 17 fifties besides taking 72 wickets.

He was the first cricketer from Bengal to play an ODI against England in 1974, which was only the second ODI that India played.

Bose was the manager of the Virat Kohli-led India U-19 team that won the World Cup in Kuala Lumpur in 2008.

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