Mumbai: His batting was as flamboyant as his personality and that is precisely the reason why Salim Durrani's teammates had loads of anecdotes to share during the player's felicitation here.
Taking a trip down the memory lane, the stylish left-hander who played for India in the 1960s and early 70s and was known to hit six on demand, said that his habit of trying to please the crowd had cost him many hundreds. "Many a times, I got out in the 80s when I should have got centuries because of this," he said.
Durrani, recalled the exploits of Col Nayudu in a domestic match that he played while representing Rajasthan in 1958. "I played for Rajasthan against Colonel Sahab, who was 64 at that time. He was representing Uttar Pradesh in the match at Benaras. In our team, we had great players like Subhash Gupte and Vinoo Mankad. I remember him hitting two sixes in that knock including one from the backfoot off Mankad that went out of the stadium."