Legendary allrounder, Vinoo Mankad’s son, Rahul Mankad has passed away at the age of 66 in London.
He is now survived by his wife and two daughters as well as their extended families.
Mankad had suffered a heart attack in early March because of which he had been admitted to a London hospital for treatment.
He was the last surviving and youngest son of Vinoo Mankad, playing for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy.
Rahul Mankad played first-class cricket in which he scored 2111 runs and the best score of 162. He played 47 first-class matches in his career.
His elder brothers, Ashok and Atul too played cricket with Ashok playing for India and Atul playing for Saurashtra in the domestic circuit.
The Mankad family is a very illustrious family in world cricket.
It is a family in which both father and sons played cricket either for India or in the domestic circuit.
As soon as the news broke out on social media, thousands of condolences and prayers poured in for Rahul Mankad.
Shishir Hattangadi, a former Mumbai batsman, paid a tribute to Mankad by offering his condolences via a Facebook post. He was the first one to break the news of Rahul Mankad’s death.
TA Sekar, a former India fast bowler too offered his condolences via Twitter and prayed for the departed soul.
Even journalists like Rajdeep Sardesai and Amol Karhadkar paid tributes to Rahul Mankad.
Recently, Rahul Mankad gave an interview in which he expressed his happiness about the MCC’s decision to legalize ‘Mankading’ in cricket.
According to this rule, the bowler has the right to run out an off-striker batsman when he has left the crease before a delivery.
Rahul Mankad had a record of 12 half-centuries to his name and played cricket from 1972 to1984.