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Happy Birthday Bapu Nadkarni: India’s ‘stingy’ bowler who threw 21 consecutive maiden records

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Happy Birthday Bapu Nadkarni: India's 'stingy' bowler who threw 21 consecutive maiden records
Happy Birthday Bapu Nadkarni: India's 'stingy' bowler who threw 21 consecutive maiden records

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Today (April 4) is the birthday of former Indian all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni, who will always be remembered as the most stingy bowler in the country. Bapu Nadkarni died on 17 January this year in Mumbai at the age of 86.

He was born in 1933 in Nashik, Maharashtra. Nadkarni was a left-handed batsman and left arm spinner. He scored 1414 runs in 41 Tests for India and took 88 wickets. His best performance was six wickets for 43 runs. He was among the top cricketers in Mumbai.

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Nadkarni played 191 first class matches in which he took 500 wickets and scored 8880 runs. He made his Test debut in New Delhi against New Zealand in 1955 and also played his last Test match in Auckland in 1968 against the same opponent, led by MAK Pataudi. He is however remembered for scoring 21 consecutive overs.

Bapu Nadkarni gave the England team a run for runs at the Nehru Stadium in Madras (now Chennai) in 1964. He bowled 131 consecutive balls in that match, not scoring a single run. He bowled 27 maidens in 32 overs, with 21 consecutive maidens. His bowling analysis was 32-27-5-0.

The ICC also tweeted recalling him.

His bowling analysis was 32-27-5-0 in the Madras (now Chennai) Test match. He was known for bowling economically. His bowling analysis was 32–24–23–0 in Kanpur and 34–24–24–1 in Delhi in 1960–61 against Pakistan.

When he died, ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar also paid tribute. He wrote, ‘I grew up listening to your record of bowling. Tribute from my side. ‘

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There will be a lot of disappointment if Indian team does not tour Australia: Labushane

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Australian batsman Marnus Labushane said on Monday that it would be ‘very disappointing’ for him and his team if the Indian team does not tour Australia due to the Kovid-19 epidemic.

The Indian team’s Australia tour will begin with the T20 World Cup in October. It will conclude with a four-match Test series that starts in December.

However, due to Corona virus infection, the situation is still not clear about this attack. There is uncertainty about how to control the epidemic, to deal with which travel restrictions are currently in place in Australia and India.

“This will mean that we will not be able to play cricket which would be very damaging for me, the team and Australia,” Labushane said in response to a question asked at an online press conference.

There is also a T20 World Cup starting from October 18 in the middle of the Indian tour, but due to this global epidemic, its future is also in the balance. In Australia, however, the number of people affected by the nationwide lockdown Kovid-19 has decreased. Only 6,800 people have been affected in the country out of which around 100 have died.

He praised the health workers of the country and said, “Hopefully, with their good works we will be able to host India.” The Indian team can come here after three-four or four-five months. ”The twenty-five-year-old batsman said,“ Everything is changing so fast that it is difficult to imagine anything. Hopefully things will be right. ‘

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Virat, Stokes, seen on ICC’s Star Wars Day video

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Virat, Stokes, seen on ICC's Star Wars Day video

 

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  • Fans of this science star franchise celebrate May 4 as ‘Star Wars Day’
  • In the video, the bats of the cricketers are shown as Light Sabers (Khas Talwar).
  • The video featured excellent shots of Jose Butler, Niroshan Dickwella, Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle
  • Thailand’s women’s team player Natakan Chantham was eyeing the best cover drive

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Fans of the Science-Star franchise celebrate May 4 as ‘Star Wars Day’ and on this occasion, the ICC has shared a video. In this video, some batsmen including Team India captain Virat Kohli, England’s Ben Ben Stokes are seen hitting the fours, but his bat is shown as Light Saber (special sword).

The ICC wrote in its caption, ‘All fours should be yours.’ The video features everything from great scoop shots of Jose Butler and Niroshan Dickwella to the finest upper-cuts of Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle.

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The video begins with a moving shot against Wahab Riaz from England’s Jos Buttler stump against Pakistan in the 2019 World Cup. Then Virat Kohli is seen playing a brilliant upper cut against Oshen Thomas of the West Indies.

After this, Thailand’s women’s team player Natkan Chantham puts on a great cover drive. Then comes Fakhar Zaman’s sweep shot against Ravichandran Ashwin in the 2017 Champions Trophy match which he scored during his first ODI century in the final.

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We had robbed Indian spinners during the 1978-79 tour: Javed Miandad

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We had robbed Indian spinners during the 1978-79 tour: Javed Miandad

 

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  • Team India was on a tour of Pakistan with its world famous spin trio in 1978-79
  • Then Bishan Singh Bedi, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and E. Prasanna used to speak in the world
  • But Indian spin bowling did not work on this tour, Pak batsmen scored plenty of runs
  • In that series, Javed Miandad and Zaheer Abbas made quick runs

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Former Pakistani cricket team captain Javed Miandad recalled the three-match Test series of 1978–79 when he and Zaheer Abbas scored fiercely against the Indian spin attack – Bishan Singh Bedi, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and Erapalli Prasanna. Were. Then this spin of Bharti spoke the world of Trimurti and then the duo of Miandad and Abbas took the news of these world famous bowlers.

In this series, Miandad and Abbas batted brilliantly against India’s famous spin attack. Pakistan had named this series 2–0. Miandad said on his YouTube channel, ‘Chandrasekhar, Bedi, Prasanna … it was India’s strength. His spinners were his strongest link. He did well around the world. But when he came to Pakistan, he did not get any success. Our players scored a lot of runs on them.

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Miandad recalled the first Test match of the series played in Faisalabad, saying that Abbas and he batted aggressively against the Indian spinners. Miandad said, ‘I remember that Chandrashekhar was troubling Zaheer Bhai. He then told me, ‘Javed please handle it for me.’ I said yes Meanwhile, at the other end, Zaheer was scoring a lot of runs on Bhai Bedi Sahab and Prasanna.

Miandad said, ‘After this I said,’ Zaheer brother let me make some runs too. I can also go ahead and play against them. I’m stuck here. I will not take a single off the last ball. Then Miandad (154) and Abbas (176) scored big centuries and the match was a draw.

At the same time in the second Test in Lahore, there was no relief for the Indian spinners and Abbas hit a magnificent double century. And Pakistan won the second Test by 8 wickets.

The third and last Test match was played in Karachi. Here Miandad hit a century and India lost in this Test series. Pakistan won the series 2–0. Chandrasekhar took 8 wickets in this series at an average of 48.12 while Bedi got six wickets at an average of 74.83. Prasanna got just 2 wickets in the entire series and averaged 125.50.

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