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Tarak Sinha Tribute: Delhi Cricket Loses One of its Greatest Gurus [Video]

When Manoj Prabhakar, representing Gemini Club, dismissed three key Sonnet Club batsmen in a local match at the Hindu College ground, Delhi, in 1980, renowned coach Tarak Sinha’s sharp eyes instantly fathomed the potential. He had discovered a seam-bowling allrounder and a future match winner for India. After the game, Sinha successfully persuaded Prabhakar to join the Sonnet Club he had founded in 1969. At the time, Prabhakar used to travel all the way from Ghaziabad to play cricket in Delhi, mostly by train. He found a real ‘guru’ in Sinha. The rest, like they say, is history. 

Dronacharya Award winner Sinha, who had unearthed many such gems for Indian cricket in and around Delhi, passed away on the morning of November 6, after a battle with lung cancer. He was 71. The guru’s death left Prabhakar and many of his wards, mourn not just a personal loss but also …

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