He was 86 and is survived by wife and two daughters. “He died in his sleep in the wee hours on Tuesday at his residence in Ruikar Colony in Kolhapur,” Ramesh Kadam, a former office bearer of Kolhapur District Cricket Association, told PTI.
A pace-bowling allrounder, Patil played against New Zealand in Bombay (now Mumbai), taking 2 for 51 and scoring 14. He didn’t get another chance to play for India.
Patil, though, played 36 first-class matches for Maharashtra from 1952-1964, scoring 866 runs and taking 83 wickets. He had also captained Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy.