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Full name Rambabu Nankhu Pal
Born January 1, 1973, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Died October 13, 2007, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (aged 34 years 285 days)
Major teams Uttar Pradesh
Batting style Right-hand bat
|List A span||1992-1997|
Rambabu Nankhu Pal was a right-hand opening batsman who started his career on a promising note, representing India Under-19s and Uttar Pradesh in the early 1990s. But he could not make the most of his opportunities, playing only six first-class matches, scoring 178 runs with a below-par average of 19.77, although he performed better in one-day cricket. Pal obtained employment in a Kanpur bank after not being selected for the 1997-98 season, He committed suicide in October 2007, a tragic result of what police described as his "poor mental condition".
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?