Soumitra Chatterjee: A Cricket Lover Who Never Missed Out On A Test Match At Eden Gardens
Besides his love for acting, Soumitra Chatterjee was a devoted cricket fan who never missed an international match at the Eden Gardens till the 1980 s. Remembering his long association with Chatterjee who died on Sunday, previous Bengal captain and national selector Sambaran Banerjee said he was a cricket fan who kept a tab on all the developments associated with the video game.
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Kolkata: Besides his love for acting, Soumitra Chatterjee was a devoted cricket fan who never missed out on an international match at the Eden Gardens till the 1980 s. Remembering his long association with Chatterjee who passed away on Sunday, former Bengal captain and nationwide selector Sambaran Banerjee stated he was a cricket fan who kept a tab on all the advancements associated with the video game.
” He was an avid cricket fan. He liked Test cricket more than anything else. He had actually informed me that he never missed out on a cricket match at Eden Gardens in the ’60 s, ’70 s and ’80 s. He kept a tab on all the advancements on cricket,” Banerjee said, Nevertheless, he stated that Chatterjee was worried about the IPL format. “When the IPL format started, sometimes when we spoke, I felt he was concerned about the format, and his heart was still with Test matches. His death is an individual loss for me,” he stated.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly also mourned the death of the legendary actor. “U have actually done so much. u can rest in peace,” Ganguly, likewise a previous India captain, tweeted.
Chatterjee, who stepped Bengali movie theater like a colossus and took it to the world, died on Sunday after losing a 40- day fight with post-COVID conditions, bringing drapes down on the last chapter of the Bengali cinema’s golden age. He was85 The Dadasaheb Phalke awardee is survived by partner Deepa Chatterjee, daughter Poulomi Basu and boy Sougata Chatterjee.
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