Former Saurashtra coach and manager Hasmukhbhai Joshi, popularly known as ‘Bababhai’ in cricketing circles, died on Thursday, the Saurashtra Cricket Association said. Joshi was 85-years-old.
“Bababhai Joshi served cricket of Saurashtra in many capacities; as a player, selector of Under 16, Under 19, Under 22, umpire, coach and as a manager,” the SCA said in media statement.
He also published a book ‘Old Ranji Trophy Players of the Period 1963 to 1969 – my teammates and intimates’.
Former BCCI and SCA Secretary Niranjan Shah, conveyed heartfelt sympathies on Joshi’s demise.
“Bababhai was the man with quality, ethics and great cricketing capabilities,” said Shah.