CSA pays tribute to Hashim Rasdien

2015-03-09 13:34
Haroon Lorgat (Getty Images)

Johannesburg - Hashim 'Rosie' Rasdien was one of the outstanding players of his generation, Cricket SA said on Monday.

Rasdien passed away at his home after a long illness on March 7.

"We are deeply saddened to hear of his passing," CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.

"On behalf of the CSA Family I extend our heart-felt condolences to his family, friends, cricketing colleagues and all the people who were close to him and who were touched by his life."

Rasdien was a teacher and a multi-talented sportsman who excelled in cricket, soccer and rugby, representing The SA Malays XI and Transvaal in all three codes.

He was undoubtedly one of the great all-round sportsmen in the country in the 1950's and 1960's, and throngs would pack sports fields around the country to watch him in action.

He was a hard-hitting middle-order batsman, superb fielder in the Jonty Rhodes mould and a canny seam bowler. In soccer he was a graceful mid-fielder, and he was also a dazzling rugby player.

Rasdien was among the 12 cricketers who represented their respective national federations in the pre-unity era to be awarded a Heritage Blazer at Cricket South Africa's cricket awards evening in July last year.

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