Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], June 17 (ANI): Chief Minister of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa on Thursday condoled the death of former cricketer B Vijayakrishna.
"In his death, we have lost a great cricketer. May his soul rest in peace. I pray to the Almighty to give strength to the family members and fans to bear the loss," the CM said in his message.
In his fifteen-year career as an all-rounder, Bharamiah Vijayakrishna played 80 first-class matches in which he scored over 2000 runs and took 194 wickets.
Vijayakrishna played a very vital role in Karnataka's first Ranji win as his contribution of 71 runs in the final against Rajasthan was the top score.
A terrific striker of the ball, Vijayakrishna won the trophy for the fastest century in the Ranji Trophy season of 1975-76 for his 102* in 138 minutes in the quarter-final match against Maharashtra.
His other first-class hundred was scored against Bihar in 1977-78.
Vijayakrishna retired after the Ranji final against Bombay in 1982-83. (ANI)