Bangalore: Former left-arm spinner from Karnataka, B Vijayakrishna handed away on Thursday. He had suffered a coronary heart assault on Wednesday. The news comes as a shock to the cricketing world and lots of, together with Karnataka’s CM BS Yediyurappa, have expressed their condolences.
Vijayakrishna was 71 on the time of his dying. He debuted for Karnataka on the age of 19 in opposition to Hyderabad. He was an orthodox left-arm spinner (like Ravindra Jadeja). In 80 first-class matches, he picked up 194 wickets. He was a useful batsman as nicely scoring greater than 2000 runs at a mean of 25. Vijayakrishna impressed a era of cricketers and thus, is being remembered fondly on his dying.
For anybody following Karnataka’s Ranji Trophy matches, Vijayakrishna was a family identify. He was the son of late R Bharanaiah, IAS officer, and cousin of retired IPS officer Subhash Bharani.
Karnataka state’s chief minister BS Yediyurappa expressed his condolences on the dying of the veteran cricketer. “In his 15-year career as an allrounder, he played 80 first-class matches in which he scored over 2,000 runs and took 194 wickets. In his death, we have lost a great cricketer. May his soul rest in peace,” CM Yediyurappa mentioned in a press release.
Karnataka’s Deputy-CM Dr Ashwathnarayan C. N. expressed his grief on the cricketer’s dying. He mentioned that he was shocked by listening to the demise of B Vijayakrishna. In a tweet, he additional wrote: “With his excellent performance, Karnataka could win the Ranji Trophy 2 times. May the Lord grant peace to his soul and to his family and fans. Om Shanti.”
Fellow Karnataka spinner and crew India’s ex-coach Anil Kumble additionally expressed his condolences.
India’s Sunil Joshi, a gradual left-arm bowler himself, mentioned that he realized quite a bit from the veteran spinner and that he misplaced a ‘pal’ immediately. He wrote: “Can’t imagine it that @manujaveerappa
B Vijayakrishna sad news.! I had a great memories & had the honour to bowl along with him and learned lot of knowledge playing with him. He was a wonderful cricketer fr Karnataka & more so very nice human, personally I have lost pal”
Many others confirmed their respects for the previous cricketer:
Really, Karnataka cricket misplaced one among its gems!