Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Former Andhra Ranji captain B.Ramprasad (75) passed away at Hyderabad on Wednesday after a brief illness. Ramprasad, as a right hand opening batsman and wicket keeper represented Andhra in Ranji in 59 matches and scored 2,240 runs at an average of 20.18 with two centuries. He holds a record for Andhra of continuously playing Ranji for 17 seasons. He played against stalwarts like M.L.Jaisimha, Nawab of Pataudi, E.A.S.Prasnna, B.C.Shandrasekhar, S.Venkataraghavan, A.G.Milkh Singh and Balan Pandit.
Ramprasad was born in 1940 at Nellore and was promoted by Venkatagiri Samsthanam and Sree Rama Cricket Club, Eluru. A retired employee of State Bank of India, he played most of his domestic cricket at Chennai and was star performer in Tamil Nadu Cricket Association’s league tournaments and after retirement he settled down at Hyderabad. He is survived by wife and two daughters.