The left-arm spinner, who was unlucky to have played in the era of Bishan Singh Bedi, had 750 first-class wickets from 157 games, representing Haryana and North Zone
Rajinder Goel, one of the finest left-arm spinners never to have played for the country, passed away on Sunday.
Rohtak-based Goel, 77, lost the battle against age-related health issues. He is survived by his wife and son Nitin.
Goel, whose cricket journey began with Patiala (later Southern Punjab) during the 1957-58 season, played his last Ranji Trophy match for Haryana in 1984-85.
Most wickets in Ranji;
During his illustrious career, Goel took 750 First Class wickets, which includes a record 637 wickets in Ranji Trophy.
Part of an era when the spin quartet of Bishan Singh Bedi, B.S. Chandrasekhar, E.A.S. Prasanna and S. Venkataraghavan performed with distinction for the country, Goel was destined to remain the most prolific left-arm spinner in domestic cricket in a career spread over 28 seasons.