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Full name Sunil Benjamin
Died November 10, 2002, Jaipur (aged 55 years days)
Major teams Rajasthan
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|List A span||1973-1981|
Benjamin, Sunil, died in Jaipur on November 10, 2002, aged 56, following a heart attack. He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to take seven dismissals in an innings with six catches and a stumping for Central Zone against North Zone at Bombay in the 1973-74 Duleep Trophy final. His record was equalled by Vidarbha's Sadashiv Iyer in 1997-98. In 70 first-class games between 1966-67 and 1981-82, mostly for Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy, Benjamin collected 103 catches, 23 stumpings and 2,384 runs at 25.09.
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