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Who was the first cricketer to be awarded the Arjuna Award?

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posted Mar 1, 2017 by Anurag Kashyap

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Salim Duran
Salim Duran is a former Indian cricketer who played in 29 Tests from 1960 to 1973. An all-rounder, Durani was a slow left-arm orthodox bowler and a left-handed batsman famous for his six-hitting prowess. He is the only Indian Test cricketer to have been born in Afghanistan. He was the first cricketer to win an Arjuna Award. He was recently awarded the C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by the BCCI in 2011

answer Mar 8, 2017 by Purabi Sarkar