Former UP and Railways captain Mohammad Shahid passes away

Former Uttar Pradesh and Railways captain Mohammad Shahid passed away after failing to recover from a prolonged heart illness, here.

PTI| Updated: Dec 14, 2014, 18:01 PM IST
Former UP and Railways captain Mohammad Shahid passes away

Aligarh: Former Uttar Pradesh and Railways captain Mohammad Shahid passed away after failing to recover from a prolonged heart illness, here.

The ex-UP batsman has undergone a bypass in 2013 and did not recover since. Shahid, who was 66, breathed his last yesterday.

Born here on November 11, 1948, Shahid made his first-class debut for UP in the 1966-67 Ranji Trophy, but played just one match that season and shifted to Railways in 1968-69.

Shahid, who also bowled leg-spin, returned to his home state in 1973-74 after playing 21 matches for Railways.

He led the UP side that qualified for the Ranji Trophy final for the first time in 1977-78.

The match is best remembered for Gundappa Viswanath's 247 and his 220-run stand with Brijesh Patel that set up Karnataka's victory by an innings and 193 runs.

Shahid also represented North Zone and Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy, and was a part of the Hanumant Singh-led Central team that played against the visiting West Indians in 1974-75.

Post retirement he became the cricket coach of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).