Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj SinghBiography

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Personal Profile

Full Name : Yuvraj Singh
Nick Name : Yuvi
Birth Place : Chandigarh, India
Date of Birth : 12 December 1981
Age : 33 years
Height : 6’1″
Father Name : Mr. Yograj Singh
Mother Name : Shabnam Singh
Zodiac Sign : Sagittarius
Religion : Hindu
Marital Status : Single
National Team : India
Sports Played : Cricket
Playing Roll : Batsman
Batting : Left Hand Batsman
Batting Position : Middle Order Batsman
Bowling : Slow left-arm orthodox

Test Debut : India v New Zealand at Chandigarh,Dec 2003
ODI Debut : Kenya v India at Nairobi, Oct 03, 2000
Twenty20 Debut : India v Scotland at Durban, Sep 13

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Yuvraj Singh is one of the renowned persoanlities in Indian cricket team. He is a left-handed batsman and has been a member of Indian cricket team in ODIs since 2000. He is mainly known for having hit six sixes in an over against England’s Stuart Broad during a Twenty-20 match against England in the 2007. He has good all-round ability with bat, bowl and in the field. He has been rated as one of the superb Indian fielder in all time. Yuvraj’s charity “YouWeCan” has treated over hundreds of cancer patients. In April 2015, he decided to invest 40 to 50 crores by 2018 to help young entrepreneurs set up their businesses.

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Yuvraj Singh was born into a Sikh family. His father is former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi movie star Yograj Singh and mother name is Shabnam Sinyuvraj-singh2gh. Due to certain problems his parents got divorced and currently Yuvraj is staying with his mother.

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Indian teams stylish left-handed cricketer Yuvraj Singh was born on 12 December 1981 in Chandigarh, Punjab. He has completed his studies from the DAV Public School in Chandigarh. Suring his childhood, he had two favourite sports Tennis and Roller skating. He has also won the National U-14 Roller Skating Championship. But his father wanted him to concentrate on cricket so he gave him training. He played in several school-level tournaments.

Yuvraj was signed by Microsoft to be a brand ambassador for the Xbox 360 video game console when it was launched in India in 2006. He appeared in advertisements for the console alongside Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. Codemasters‘ cricket video game Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 was released with his endorsement in India, titled “Yuvraj Singh International Cricket 2007”.[91] The Bollywood animated film, Jumbo features cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s voice therefore starting his career in Bollywood.[92] The upcoming animated full-length feature filmCaptain India features Yuvraj Singh as the main protagonist.[93]

Yuvraj has also been involved in sports based e-commerce; he is a brand ambassador of sports365.in, an online store focused on selling sports goods and fitness equipment.[94] Yuvraj is also the brand ambassador for the famous sports brand Puma.[95] He was appointed as the brand ambassador of Ulysse Nardin watch in 2013.

In April 2015 Yuvraj Singh announced the intention to invest INR 40-50 crores in online startups, expanding the YouWeCanproposition by setting up YouWeCan Ventures in order to do so.[96]

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Cricketer Yuvraj Singh has an elongated list of girlfriends. He is often called the ‘lover’ of the Indian cricket. As per the sources, he is currently in relationship with Bollywood actress-model Hazel Keech. The love birds are often spotted partying together. Reports revealed that, they two recently returned from London, after having spent quality time with each other. According to the latest talks, Yuvi and Hazel are even looking forward to take their relationship to the next level.

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From his childhood Yuvraj had a great passion to see himself as a Cricketer. He started playing Cricket at quite an early age, and as the Captain of the Under-19 Cricket team of Punjab in the final match of Cooch-Behar Trophy 1999-2000 scored 358 runs against Bihar Under-19 Cricket team. He made his first cricket debut in 1997 against Orissa during the Ranji Trophy season. Yuvraj is one of the athletic fielders in the Indian team, fielding primarily at point & covers with a good aim at the stumps. He made his O.D.I debut against Kenya during the I.C.C in 3 October 2000. He was the vice-captain of the ODI team from late-2007 to late-2008. His test debut was opposite to New Zealand in 16 October 2003.

On 5 July 2014, he played for the Rest of the World XI against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord’s, as he had been left out of India’s ODI team. Notably, Singh was one of the five senior players, who were not considered for the 2015 World Cup and was not included in India’s 30-man probables for the tournament.

Yuvraj is primarily a left-handed batsman but can bowl part-time left-arm orthodox spin, which he improved in the latter part of his career. He is regarded as a better batsman against fast bowling than spin bowling, and cites the Indian Oil Cup 2005 as a turning point in his career.[71] Yuvraj is one of the athletic fielders in the Indian team, fielding primarily atpoint & covers with a good aim at the stumps. Yuvraj is a natural strokeplayer with an aggressive style of play, as seen by his strike rate of above 150 in T20 internationals & just below 90 in ODIs. Many regard him as one of the best clean strikers of the ball, with his trademark punch through the covers a treat to watch. When in good touch, he can clear the ropes quite effortlessly. A Cricinfo report published in late 2005 showed that since 1999, he was the fourth most prolific fielder in affecting ODI run outs, and of those on the list of prolific fielders, he had the second highest rate of effecting a run out.[72] He was previously often characterised as having attitude problems,[73] but later often assumed leadership positions during Rahul Dravid‘s tenure as captain. He have also knocked 6 sixes in a row in the over of Stuart Broad in ICC T20 World Cup 2007 in a crucial stage of the game.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India nominated Yuvraj Singh for the Arjuna Award, after his man of the series performance in the 2011 World Cup.[74] Yuvraj’s much awaited second innings after 10-month sabbatical was washed out by rain on 8 Sep. However he made his entry on 11 September 2012 in the second and final T20 match of the series. In February 2014, he was honored with FICCI Most Inspiring Sportsperson of the Year Award.[75]

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When Yuvraj named vice captain of Indian Cricket Team after the resignation of Rahul Dravid he was pumped up. As he was hard hitter batsman he was included in the T20 world cup squad. Before the tournament started they toured England and lost 7match series by 4-3. In the 5th match of that series Yuvraj bowled last over of that match, their he was smashed by England batsman Mascaraneus for 5sixes in 6 balls he could not digest that moment. On September12 T20 World cup has started, at the beginning stage Yuvraj’s did not perform up to his mark, but on September 19, 2007 they played against England it was Do or Die situation for Indian team to qualify for semis, it was about 17th over of the match where Yuvraj was on the strike, the bowler was Stuart Broad, the over before there was a little conversation between Flintoff and Yuvraj. He removed his Flintoff’s anger on Stuart Broad by smashing him 6sixes in 6balls and he made fastest ever fifty in T20 game off just only 12balls and also the fastest in any form of International Cricket. India qualified for semis and also won the final of the tournament against Pakistan to lift the magical Trophy.

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Yuvraj Singh, who is only batsman to hit 6sixes in 6balls in T20 format named captain of Kings Eleven Punjab which was owned by Priety Zinta (Bollywood Actress) and Ness Wadia (Business Magnet). Yuvraj played many ODI matches for India and won matches single handedly for Indian team under his own shoulders. He is considered as one of the brilliant fielder in the history of world cricket. Yuvraj who is basically known for big hitter of the ball not played in IPL up to his mark. The expectations from him were huge. In his team the great players like Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka and Brett Lee, Shaun Marsh of Australia were included. In the opening slot Shaun Marsh performed brilliantly well and stood top scorer in IPL by scoring nearly 550runs in about 11matches. 

Actually Yuvraj’s one of his dream was to lead team India but it came in this process by leading Kings Eleven Team. In the second match of IPL Yuvraj did well with his bat by scoring 57runs of 34balls including 3sixes and 6fours but they put very decent score in front of Rajasthan Royals and they chased that score with 11balls left. Their first victory came against Mumbai Indians where there was big controversary between Harbhajhan Singh and Sreesanth and there after they won match by match as they were champions. They won 10matches of their 15matches played and lost only 5matches including semis. They lost to Rajasthan Royals in semis.

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Indian cricket’s wayward prince, Yuvraj Singh was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung in 2011 and underwent chemotherapy treatment at the Cancer Research Institute in Boston, USA. In March 2012, he was discharged from hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in April. He made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match in September against New Zealand shortly before the 2012 World Twenty20. His book “The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back” which is an Autobiography of Yuvraj Singh also published for his cancerous tumor.

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Personal Profile

  Sourav Ganguly 

Birth Name : Sourav Chandidas Gangopadhyay
Name : Sourav Ganguly
Nickname : The Prince of Calcutta, The Maharaja, The God of the Off Side, Dada, The Warrior Prince
Date of birth : 8 July, 1972
Place Of birth : Calcutta
Age : 41 years
Height : 5’9″
Zodiac sign : Cancer
Religion : Hindu
Brother : Snehasish Ganguly
Spouse : Dona Roy
Daughter : Sana Ganguly
Education : St Xavier’s college
Occupation : Former captain and player of the Indian team
Batting style : Left-handed
Bowling style : Right arm medium
Role : Batsman


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Sourav Ganguly was born as Sourav Chandidas Gangopadhyay on 8 July 1972 in Behala, Calcutta. He was born with a silver spoon and have enjoyed his luxurious childhood like a Maharaja. Since football is the basic game of calcutta, he was initially attracted to it and later turned towards cricket. He has studied in St Xavier’s College, Kolkata and was inspired by his brother Snehasish Ganguly, an accomplished left-handed batsman for Bengal. His brother supported his dream to be a cricketer and asked their father to get Ganguly enrolled in a cricket coaching camp during his summer holidays. He used to watch a number of old cricket match videos, especially the games played by David Gower, whom Ganguly admired. After he scored a century against the Orissa Under-15 side, he was made the captain of his School’s cricket team.

Sourav Ganguly was born on 8 July 1972 in Calcutta, and is the youngest son of Chandidas and Nirupa Ganguly.[9][10]Chandidas ran a flourishing print business and was one of the richest men in the city.[11] Ganguly had a luxurious childhood and was nicknamed the ‘Maharaja’, meaning the ‘Great King’. Ganguly’s father Chandidas Ganguly died at the age of 73 on 21 February 2013 after a long illness.[12]

Since the favourite sport for the people of Calcutta was the game of football, Ganguly was initially attracted to the game. However, academics came in-between his love for sports and Nirupa was not very supportive of Ganguly taking up cricket or any other sport as a career.[13][14] By then, his elder brother Snehasish was already an established cricketer for the Bengal cricket team. He supported Ganguly’s dream to be a cricketer and asked their father to get Ganguly enrolled in a cricket coaching camp during his summer holidays. Ganguly was studying in tenth grade at that time.[15]

Despite being right-handed, Ganguly learnt to bat left-handed so he could use his brother’s sporting equipment.[13] After he showed some promise as a batsman, he was enrolled in a cricket academy. An indoor multi-gym and concrete wicket was built at their home, so he and Snehasish could practice the game. They used to watch a number of old cricket match videos, especially the games played by David Gower, whom Ganguly admired.[11] After he scored a century against the Orissa Under–15 side, he was made captain of St Xavier’s School’s cricket team, where several of his teammates complained against what they perceived to be his arrogance.[13][16] While touring with a junior team, Ganguly refused his turn as thetwelfth man, as he reportedly felt that the duties involved, which included organising equipment and drinks for the players, and delivering messages, were beneath his social status.[17] Ganguly purportedly refused to do such tasks as he considered it beneath his social status to assist his teammates in such a way.[18] However, his playmanship gave him a chance to make his first-class cricket debut for Bengal in 1989, the same year that his brother was dropped from the team


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Ganguly has started his cricket career from his schooling days. He worked hard in domestic cricket, scoring heavily in the 1993-94 and 1994-95 Ranji seasons. Following an innings of 171 in the 1995-96 Duleep Trophy, he was recalled to the National team for a tour of England in 1996, in the middle of intense media scrutiny. In the Test match at Trent Bridge he made 136, thus becoming the third batsman to make a century in each of his first two innings. He shared a 255 run stand with Sachin Tendulkar, which became the highest partnership at that time for India. In February 1997, Ganguly scored his maiden ODI century by hitting 113, opposite Sri Lanka’s team. Later that year, he won four consecutive man of the match awards, in the Sahara Cup with Pakistan, the second of these was won after he took five wickets for 16 runs off 10 overs, his best bowling in an ODI.

While Sachin Tendulkar is often hailed as ‘God’ by his fans, in Kolkata there is only one ‘God’ — Sourav Ganguly. Nothing comes close to the fanatical following Ganguly enjoys in Dominique Lapierre’s City of Joy. Yet, the man generates extreme reactions across the length and breadth of the nation.

Rahul Dravid once famously said, “On the offside, first there is God and then Sourav Ganguly.”  Nobody hit the left-arm spinner hard and high over the straight field and midwicket as imperiously as Ganguly. But his critics countered all the hosannas showered on Ganguly by questioning his fragility against the short rising ball.

His supporters hail him as the man who changed the mindset of Indian cricket with unalloyed aggression. They also laud him for empowering the youthful elements in the side and gaining their unstinting loyalty. But his infamous differences with coach Greg Chappell saw the Australian write to the Indian cricket board, charging him of demoralising the team, being panicky, self-centred, feigning injuries and using a divide and rule policy to favour some to the detriment of others. That leaked letter took much of the sheen of Ganguly’s leadership.

Ganguly is a battler. His best came after a year in the wilderness when he returned to enjoy a consistent series in South Africa in 2006-07. It was in this comeback phase that he scored he scored 239 — his highest in Tests — and 91 against Pakistan at Bangalore. But his best, arguably, came a few months later when he scored 87 on against Dale Steyn & Co. on a treacherous wicket. He got a hundred in his first two Tests and got a hundred in his third-last Test and a near-hundred in his last.

Ganguly commented that David Gower was the first cricketer to attract him to the game. He loved Gower’s style and used to watch old videos of him playing.[111] Other cricketers who had an influence on him are: David Boon, Mohinder Amarnath, Kapil Dev and Allan Border.[112] Ganguly is a left-handed batsman whose runs came primarily from the off-side. Debashish Dutta, author of Sourav Ganguly, the maharaja of cricket, commented that throughout his career, “Ganguly played off-side shots such as the square cut, square drive and cover drive with complete command.”[113] Rahul Dravid has called Ganguly “…next to God on the off-side.” He used to hit powerful shots to the off-side on front and back foot with equal ease. However, early in his career he was not comfortable with the hook and pull, often giving his wicket away with mistiming such shots. He was also criticised for having difficulty in handling short bouncers, notoriously exploited by the Australians and South Africans.[114] However, after his comeback in 2007, he worked upon these weaknesses to a large extent.[115]

Amrita Daityari, author of Sourav Ganguly: the fire within, noted that in ODIs, where Ganguly usually opened the innings, he used to try to take the advantage of fielding restrictions by advancing down the pitch and hitting pace bowlers over extra cover and mid-off. She commented: “Ganguly was notorious for attacking left-arm spin bowlers. Due to excellent eye–hand coordination, he was noted for picking the length of the ball early, coming down the pitch and hitting the ball aerially over mid-on or midwicket, often for a six. However, he did have a weakness in running between the wickets and judging quick singles.”[116] There were many instances where Ganguly’s batting partner was run out due to Ganguly’s calling for a run, and then sending him back while halfway down the pitch. A situation like this happened in an ODI against Australia where he took a single when on 99, but he coasted and did not ground his bat. Although the bat was past the crease, it was in the air and he was consequently run out. Ganguly said, “I love to watch myself hit a cover drive, to watch myself hit a hundred.”[citation needed] Ganguly’s relationship with former Indian coach John Wright has been well documented in contemporary media, with them denoting the relationship as a “symbiotic process”. They credited Wright and Ganguly with bringing out international class performers, through academic, coaching and scientific fitness regimens.[117] According to Dubey, Ganguly and Wright, along with other members of the team like Tendulkar and Dravid, were the first to understand the importance of a foreign coach for the Indian cricket team and was convinced that the domestic coach has outlived its utility. Ganguly’s aggressive style and Wright’s importance on fitness ushered in the development of a better cricket team for India.[117]


In March 1998 he was part of the Indian team that defeated Australia in Kolkata. He took three wickets having opened the bowling with his medium pace. Ganguly scored 183 from 158 balls, and hit 17 fours and seven sixes. It became the second highest score in World Cup history and the highest by an Indian in the tournament. In 2003, India reached the World Cup Final for the first time since 1983, where they lost to the Australians. He had a successful tournament personally, scoring 465 runs at an average of 58.12, including three centuries. Ganguly was awarded the Padma Shri in 2004, India’s fourth highest civilian award, in recognition of his distinguished contribution in the field of sports. He was presented with the award on 30 June 2004, by then President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.



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Sourav Ganguly is the younger son of Chandidas and Nirupa Ganguly. He has one elder brother Snehasish Ganguly, who is also a cricketer. Chandidas ran a flourishing print business and was one of the richest men in the city. His father Chandidas Ganguly died at the age of 73 on 21 February 2013 after a long illness.


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Sourav Ganguly and Dona were childhood friends and also neighbours and later fall in love with each other. Dona is an Odissi dancer. They both had their first meal at Mandarin, near the Dhakuria Lakes. Then he was 23 years and she was 17 years old. Their families were sworn enemies at that time. Later their families accepted the marriage and a formal wedding took place in February 1997. The couple have a daughter Sana Ganguly. Sourav was in South Africa, when their daughter was born. So her name was kept by Ganguly’s friend.



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Sunil Gavaskar Biography

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Considered to be one of the best opening batsmen in cricket during his heydays, Sunil Gavaskar is a former Indian cricketer best known for the numerous records he set over the span of his playing career. Gavaskar made his entry into the world of international cricket with a big bang—by scoring 774 runs in his debut test series against the West Indies. Instantly hailed a national hero, the young lad was yet to understand the enormity of the expectations the Indian crickets fans had from his future career. He did not disappoint his fans. He rewrote the history of crickets by setting up numerous records, many of which took decades to be surpassed, and many of which are yet to be broken. Diminutive, standing at a height of 5’ 5”, he was lovingly called “The Little Master”. Gavaskar loved playing cricket from a young age and was his school’s star batsman, often scoring runs in tons! His high school playing career gave way to first class cricket which in turn led to his selection in the national team. He became a commentator following his spectacular career as a cricketer.

Sunil Gavaskar Biography

               Childhood & Early Life

  • Sunil was born in a middle-class family to Manohar Gavaskar and Meenal. He loved cricket from a young age and it was no surprise. His father had been a good club player and his maternal uncle, Madhav Mantri had been a former Indian Test wicketkeeper. 
  • He went to St. Xavier’s school as it was well known for its cricketing traditions. He played a lot of cricket during his school years and was named India’s Best Schoolboy Cricketer of the year in 1966. He made his first class debut in 1966-67 playing for Vazir Sultan Colts XI.



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  • A successful first class career ensured that he secured a place in the 1970-71 Indian team to tour the West Indies. In the five match series, he had to miss the first one due to an injury. But he more than made up for that by scoring a mammoth 774 runs in the next four matches and helped India win the series. 
  • His spectacular debut made the cricketing fans in India hail him as a national hero. The pressure mounted on his young shoulders and he could not perform well in the England tour that followed. 
  • On a tour of West Indies in 1975-76 he scored back-to-back centuries making 156 and 102 runs in the second and third tests respectively. His century in the third test played a crucial role in India’s win. 
  • He toured Australia in 1977-78 and had a blast there! He was in top form and scored three consecutive Test centuries in the first three tests. However, his performance went in vain as India lost the series. 
  • India and Pakistan had always been arch cricket rivals and the pressure was high when India toured Pakistan in 1978-79. Gavaskar played well but could not score centuries in the first two tests. However, he scored two centuries, one each in the each innings of the third test.  
  • Over the 1970s and 1980s Gavaskar captained India on many occasions. But he was not very successful as a captain. Thus he was replaced by Kapil Dev who was a leading pace bowler. However, after a few years he was again made the captain and a few years down the line he was replaced by Kapil Dev again. 
  • The decade of the 1980s began with a difficult series against England which India won 1-0. He made a total of 500 runs at an average of 62.5 in this series. 
  • While playing against Sri Lanka in Madras in 1982-83 season, he made 155 runs in a one off test. Sri Lanka had recently been granted test status and this was the first match between the two countries. 
  • He was part of the 1983 Cricket World Cup winning team that won the World Cup in England. 
  • In the home series against Pakistan in 1983-84, he scored an unbeaten century in the first test and two half centuries in the other matches. All the three matches played were drawn. 
  • Gavaskar was in great form during the 1985-86 tour of Australia, scoring an unbeaten 166 in the first test and 172 in the third test, ending the series with 353 runs at an average of 117. 
  • He played his last test series against Pakistan in 1987 and retired after the 1987 Cricket World Cup that was held in India. 
  • He became a commentator after retirement, and is known for his forthright views. He has also authored four books on cricket, including an autobiography, ‘Sunny Days’.



 Sunil Gavaskar Biography

           Awards & Achievements

  • He became the first player to score 10000 runs in Test Cricket  

    Sunil Gavaskar metamorphosed Indian cricket in that watershed 1970-71 series. The 774 runs in four Tests that he scored in Caribbean in that debut series was a harbinger of 21-year-old’s precocity.

    Gavaskar’s cataclysmic presence transformed Indian cricket off the field as well. When he came into the Indian team, players got Rs 750 a Test; by the time he moth-balled his kit, annual incomes of cricketers had more digits than phone numbers — well, almost. His commanding stature and authoritative voice laid the foundation for the players to cash in when the country witnessed the boom of satellite television. The millionaire cricketers of today have to thank him a lot.

    He was a key figure in many of fourth innings epics in cricket history: 102 out of 406 for four in Port of Spain — then the highest ever by a team to win the Test; 90 out of 347 against Australia at Bangalore in Tied Test II, and 221 out of 429 for nine in a historic draw against England at the Oval in 1979.

    He was the epitome of courage and consistency in the Golden Era of fast bowlers which had the likes of Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson, Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Malcolm Marshall and Imran Khan testing the bats and bones of batsmen. The traditional struggle of India’s flat-track bullies on overseas soil against even bowlers of average quality should put Gavaskar’s worth in perspective. He did not have the freedom to bat aggressive, but when he did he scored a hundred off 94 balls against Malcolm Marshall and Michael Holding and an 85-ball century in a 1987 World Cup game against New Zealand.

    He held the record for the most runs and hundreds in Test cricket and is the first of the two to score hundreds in each innings thrice.

    The timing of his retirement was as mellifluous as the timing of his shots:  96 in his final Test innings on a beast of a wicket against Pakistan in 1986-87; an elusive century in his penultimate one-day innings; and 188 against a World XI in his final First-Class match at Lord’s, the grand occasion of MCC’s Bicentenary.

  • He broke Sir Don Bradman’s record of 29 Test centuries and at one time held the world record for the highest Test centuries and the highest number of Test runs. His Test record is: Matches – 122, Runs Scored – 10122, Batting Average – 51.12, 100s/50s – 34/45.His ODI record is: Marches – 108, Runs Scored – 3092, Batting Average – 35.13, 100s/50s – 1/27. 
  • The Government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan in 1980 in recognition of his contributions to the world of cricket. 
  • He was awarded the prestigious Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.




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              Personal Life & Legacy

  • He married Marshneill Mehrotra, daughter of a leather industrialist. His son Rohan too is a former cricketer, although he was not as successful as his father..

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  • This Indian cricketing legend played the lead role in the Marathi movie, ‘Savli Premachi’.

    The timing of his retirement was as mellifluous as the timing of his shots:  96 in his final Test innings on a beast of a wicket against Pakistan in 1986-87; an elusive century in his penultimate one-day innings; and 188 against a World XI in his final First-Class match at Lord’s, the grand occasion of MCC’s Bicentenary.

    Gavaskar has donned many hats: Sheriff of Mumbai, Vice-president of the MCA, BCCI president, ICC match referee, Chairman of ICC cricket committee and TV commentator. He has also been an author, singer and an acto



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Virender Sehwag
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Personal information


Full name Virender Sehwag
Born 20 October 1978 (age 36)
Najafgarh, Delhi, India
Nickname Viru, Nawab of Najafgarh
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm off break
Role Opening batsman, occasional offspinner
International information


National side
Test debut(cap 239) 3–6 November 2001 v South Africa
Last Test 2–5 March 2013 v Australia
ODI debut(cap 123) 1 April 1999 v Pakistan
Last ODI 3 January 2013 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. no number [1]
T20I debut (cap 9) 1 December 2006 v South Africa
Last T20I 2 October 2012 v South Africa
Domestic team information


Years Team
1997 – present Delhi
2003 Leicestershire
2008–2013 Delhi Daredevils
2014 – Present Kings XI Punjab
Career statistics



Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 104 251 178 324
Runs scored 8,586 8,273 13,459 10,298
Batting average 49.34 35.05 47.22 34.44
100s/50s 23/32 15/38 38/51 16/55
Top score 319 219 319 219
Balls bowled 3,731 4,392 8,554 5,997
Wickets 40 96 105 142
Bowling average 47.35 40.13 42.28 36.23
5 wickets in innings 1 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/104 4/6 5/104 4/6
Catches/stumpings 91/– 93/– 156/– 118/–





Virender SehwagAbout this sound pronunciation (born 20 October 1978) is an Indian cricketer. An aggressive right-handed opening batsman and a part-time right-arm off-spin bowler, he played his first One Day International in 1999 and joined the Indian Test team in 2001. In April 2009, Sehwag became the only Indian to be honoured as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008,[2]subsequently becoming the first player of any nationality to retain the award for 2009.

Sehwag holds multiple records including the highest score made by an Indian in Test cricket (319 against South Africa at at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai), which was also the fastest triple century in the history of international cricket (reached 300 off only 278 balls) as well as the fastest 250 by any batsman (in 207 balls against Sri Lanka on 3 December 2009 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai). His other innings of 309 and 293 are also the second and third best by any Indian player. Sehwag also holds the distinction of being one of four batsmen in the world to have ever surpassed 300 twice in Test cricket, and the only one to score two triple centuries and take a five-wicket innings haul.[4] In March 2009, Sehwag smashed what was till then the fastest century ever scored by an Indian in ODI cricket, from 60 balls.[5] On 8 December 2011, he hit his maiden double century in ODI cricket, against West Indies, becoming the second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to reach the landmark.[6] His score became the highest individual score in ODI cricket – 219 off 149 balls which was later bettered by Rohit Sharma – 264 off 173 balls on 13 November 2014.[7][8][9] He is one of only two players in the world to score a double hundred in ODI and a triple hundred in Test Cricket, the other being Chris Gayle.[10]

Sehwag was appointed as vice-captain of the Indian team under Rahul Dravid in October 2005 but due to poor form, he was later replaced by V. V. S. Laxman in December 2006 as Test vice-captain. In January 2007, Sehwag was dropped from the ODI team and later from the Test team as well.[11] During his term as vice-captain, Sehwag skippered the team in place of injured Dravid in 2 ODIs and 1 Test. Following his return to form in 2008 and the retirement of Anil Kumble, Sehwag has been reappointed as the vice-captain for both Tests and ODIs. By early 2009, Sehwag had reestablished himself as one of the best performing batsmen in ODI cricket.[12]

Early years


Sehwag was born in a HinduJat family of a grain merchant.[13] He spent his childhood in a joint family with siblings, uncles, aunts and sixteen cousins. Though now settled in New Delhi, the Sehwag family hails from Haryana. Sehwag was the third of four children born to father Krishan and mother Krishna Sehwag, with two older sisters Manju and Anju, and younger brother Vinod. His father attributes his interest in cricket to a toy bat which he was given when he was seven months old. He attended Arora Vidya School in Delhi, and pestered his parents to let him play cricket, on the basis that he was not academically gifted.[14] His father tried to end his career when he broke a tooth as a child in 1990, but Sehwag evaded the ban with the help of his mother.[15] Later he attended Jamia Milia Islamia for graduation.

Cricketing career

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Sehwag made his debut for Delhi cricket team in first class cricket in the 1997–98 season. He was selected to the North Zone cricket team for the Duleep Trophy the following 1998–99 season, ending fifth in the total runscoring list.[16] The following year he was fourth on the Duleep Trophy run scoring list, including a 274, the highest score of the competition.[17]This was attained against South Zone at Agartala in just 327 balls, and followed a rapid 187 from just 175 in a Ranji Trophy match against Punjab.[18] He was then selected for the U-19 team which toured South Africa.[14] He was seventh in the 2000–01 season with two centuries,[19] but his consistency earned the attention of selectors and he became a regular member of the national team in mid-2001.

Since his international career started, he has continued to play for Delhi in the domestic competition whilst he is not occupied with international duty and has captained North Zone to victory in the Deodhar Trophy in 2004–05 and 2005–06.[20] He also had a short stint with Leicestershire in county cricket in 2003, but a back injury led to a mutual termination of the contract.[21]

ODI career



Sehwag’s ODI career started poorly when he scored 1 against Pakistan in Mohali in April 1999 when he fell lbw to Shoaib Akhtar. His bowling performance was also ineffective and expensive, conceding 35 runs off 3 overs. He did not get another chance in the national team for 20 months.[22]

Sehwag with teammatesHarbhajan Singh (Left) andYuvraj Singh (Middle).

Sehwag was not given another match until the home series against Zimbabwe[3] in December 2000. Sehwag rose to prominence in his fourth ODI match in March 2001 when he scored 58 off 54 balls, against Australia in Bangalore. Combined with his three wickets, he help earn India a victory and was awarded his first man of the match award.[23] He followed this with an unproductive tour of Zimbabwe in mid-2001.

Sehwag had his international breakthrough in Sri Lanka in August 2001 when he was promoted to the opening slot for the tri-series also involving New Zealand. The promotion to open the innings came because regular opener Sachin Tendulkar was absent due to a foot injury.[24] In the match against New Zealand that was to decide the finalist, he scored his maiden century from 69 balls.[25] At the time, the century was the third fastest ODI century for an Indian behind Mohammad Azharuddin‘s 62 ball effort and Yuvraj singh’s 64 ball effort. This was his first score beyond 50 in ten matches and saw him named man of the match. This performance earned him a regular spot in the ODI squad in the middle-order. He bettered his own record by hitting a 60-ball century against New Zealand during the 2009 tour. An innings of note in 2002 was the 22 ball half-century against Kenya in Bloemfontein, tying the second fastest 50 by an Indian. Because of his attacking cricket stroke plays, Sehwag has got many fans, including the WestIndies legend Desmond Haynes, who admitted that he is a great fan of him.[26]

With Ganguly’s injury in the India-England ODI Series in January 2002, Sehwag received another opportunity to open the innings which he seized by scoring 82 from 64 balls in Kanpur in an eight-wicket Indian victory.[27] With good performances as opener, Sehwag was made a permanent fixture at the top of the innings. Sachin Tendulkar, who opened in the England ODI series, was moved to middle order[28] – a strategy that reaped dividends for India in 2002 in ODI matches. In the England series and the preceding tour to South Africa, he compiled 426 runs at 42.6 with four half-centuries [4].

After modest returns on the tours of the West Indies and England in early and mid-2002, he scored 271 runs at 90.33 in the2002 ICC Champions Trophy in Sri Lanka, with two man of the match performances. After running out Ian Blackwell, he was involved in a 192 run partnership with Ganguly, scoring 126 from 104 balls to help set up an eight wicket victory against England in a group match.[29] He then scored 58 from 54 balls and took 3/25 including two wickets in the final over to help defeat South Africa by 10 runs[30] to help India progress to the final.

In late 2002 he scored an unbeaten 114 from 82 balls that included a 196 run partnership with Ganguly to lead India to a nine wicket win over the West Indies in Rajkot.[31] He was the only batsman to score a century in the 7 match New ZealandODI Series where he made two centuries – 108 in Napier[32] in an Indian defeat and 112 in Auckland[33] in a one-wicket victory.

Virender Sehwag had a mediocre 2003 Cricket World Cup, scoring 299 runs at an average of 27, he top scored with 82 in the loss against Australia in the final.[34]

Later in 2003, he scored his fourth century and earned Man of the Match award against New Zealand in Hyderabad, scoring 130 and putting on a 182 run partnership with Tendulkar, to lay the foundations for a 145 run victory.[35] In spite of it, Sehwag struggled for consistency in 2003 and 2003/04 ODI series where he had only one century and 3 fifties, two against minnows – Bangladesh and Zimbabweand one against Pakistan, in 22 matches.

Even with his inconsistent form, he earned 3 MoM awards in 2004/5 and 2004/05 ODI season with one award each against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. In the match against Pakistan in Kochi he scored 108 off 95 balls, his first century in eighteen months which set up a 95 run victory.[36]

Sehwag then started a two-year streak without a century in ODIs, as well as having his ODI tour of Pakistan in early 2006 curtailed due to a shoulder injury.[37] His drought in limited overs cricket has puzzled cricket experts because of the consistent performances in Test matches with a high scoring rate has not translated into significant contributions in the ODI format of the game.[38] Sehwag was dropped from the ODI Squad for the WI-IND 4 Match ODI series. With debate over whether he deserved to be included in the 2007 Cricket World Cup squad, captain Dravid’sinsistence on his retention paved the way to being named in the World Cup squad.[39] However, despite this assurance, Sehwag’s form continued to decline.

Sehwag started the 2007 World Cup in poor form, only being picked for the side because of Rahul Dravid’s wishes. He scored poorly in the first group match but bounced back to hit a magnificent 114 from 87 deliveries against lowly ranked Bermuda. The Indian team scored 413–5, the highest team total in a World Cup match, and went on to win the match but this was their only win in the tournament.

On 11 March 2009, Sehwag blasted India’s fastest ODI hundred against New Zealand by reaching 3 figures in just 60 balls. Eventually, he led India to win its first series win in New Zealand.

On 8 December 2011, Sehwag scored his highest ODI score against West Indies at Indore slamming 219 runs off only 149 Balls. In the same innings, he also crossed 8,000 runs in ODI Cricket.[40]

ODI summary



Sehwag’s scoring rate is extremely quick, at 103.44 runs per 100 balls (it is exceeded only by one current player: Shahid Afridi, who has a much lower average). He has had more success in run chases, scoring seven of his thirteen centuries while chasing. He has led India on seven occasions, due to the unavailability of the incumbent due to illness, injury or rotation policy. In December 2011 Sehwag scored 219 in 149 deliveries against West Indies at Indore. He has the record of 2nd highest individual score in ODI.[8]

Test career



An innings-by-innings breakdown of Sehwag’s Test match batting career, showing runs scored (red bars) and the average of the last ten innings (blue line).

Sehwag’s maiden century in mid-2001 in Sri Lanka was not enough to gain selection in the Test team for the corresponding series.[41] Sehwag made his Test debut in late 2001 in the First Test against South Africa in Bloemfontein as a middle-order batsman. He scored 105 on debut despite the South African win.[42] He was given a one match suspension by ICC match referee Mike Denness for overappealing[43] in the Second Test in Port Elizabeth, which led to political dispute amongst the ICC and the two countries. He returned for the home series in 2001–02 against England and Zimbabwe. After scoring two half-centuries in the preceding series, he was promoted to a makeshift-opener on the 2002 England tour after the failure of previous openers and an experiment with wicket-keeperDeep Dasgupta. He scored 84 in the new role at Lord’s[44] and then a century in the Second Test at Trent Bridge,[45] and has batted there in Test matches ever since. He scored his maiden home-century of 147 in the First Test against the West Indies in the 2002–03 home season in Mumbai, which was at the time his top score in Test matches, earning him his first man of the match award.[46] After a poor tour to New Zealand, he scored passed 50 for the first time in 9 innings when he scored 130 in a Test at Mohali against New Zealand in late 2003[47][48][5].

He then scored 195 against Australia on Boxing Day 2003 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.[49] His dismissal on the first afternoon led to an Indian collapse and eventual defeat.[50]

In early 2004, he became the only Indian to score a triple century in Test cricket, with 309 against Pakistan in the First Test in Multan, beating V. V. S. Laxman‘s previous Indian record(281 against Australia) and helping India to a total of 5/675, the highest ever against Pakistan. It was Sehwag’s sixth Test century in 21 Tests.[51][52] India went on to win by an innings, with Sehwag named man of the match.[53] He also scored 90 in the Second Test defeat in Lahore[54] and was named man of the series for his efforts after being the highest run scorer and average for the series.[55][56] He later auctioned the bat with which he made the triple century, for Rs. 70,000, to aid in relief efforts for the tsunami victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.[57]

Sehwag failed on the tour of Bangladesh, but on the 2005 home series against Pakistan, he scored 173 in Mohali,[68] 81 inKolkata[69] and then 201 in Bangalore,[70] totalling 544 runs at an average of 90.66 to win the man of the series award. He passed the 3000 run mark in Tests during the Bangalore Test, becoming the fastest Indian to reach the mark in terms of innings played.[71] His performances over the preceding 12 months earned him selection in the ICC Test Team of the Year as well as nomination for Test player of the year.[72]In the First Test of the 2004 Border Gavaskar Trophy inBangalore, Sehwag was fined for showing “serious dissent” towards umpire Billy Bowden following an LBW dismissal.[62]Replays showed that he had hit the ball off the middle of his bat onto his leg, which later led to an apology from Bowden.[63] Sehwag scored 155 in the Chennai test match to set up a triple-figure lead for the Indians, but the match was rained out on the final day with the Indians requiring 229 for victory.[64][65] In the home series against South Africa that year, he scored 164 in the drawn First Test in Kanpur,[66]and 88 in the Second in Kolkata, which India won to claim the series. Sehwag was again named man of the series.[67]

He earned selection for the ICC World XI which played Australia in the 2005 ICC Super Series, where he top scored in the first innings with 76. He attracted some criticism at the end of 2005, having failed to pass 50 in four Tests against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. He also missed the Second Test against Sri Lanka in Delhi due to illness,[73] but returned to the team in the following match in Ahmedabad and captained the Indians to victory whilst Rahul Dravid was ill.[74]

During the 2006 West Indies tour, Sehwag narrowly missed out on scoring a century in the opening session of the Second Test in St Lucia, ending with 99 at the interval.[79] He went on to compile 180 in just 190 balls, and also collected four wickets for the match to be named man of the match.[80] Although Sehwag had collected more than 50 wickets in ODIs, he was substantially used as a Test bowler for the first time on the West Indies tour, taking nine wickets in the first two Test matches when he was used in the absence of off-spinner Harbhajan Singhas India opted to only use one specialist spinner.[81] He had previously only three wickets at Test level [7]. He was also fined in the First Test for excessive appealing.[82]

Poor form saw Sehwag being dropped from the Test team in 2007. In December 2007, he was recalled for India’s tour of Australia after being omitted form the list of probables,[83] amid calls for his return by several commentators, most notablyIan Chappell. [84]

Though he was omitted from the team for the first two matches, both of which India lost, he was picked for the third Test at the WACA in Perth after scoring a century in a tour match against the ACT Invitational XI.[85] He played a key part in India’s victory, making 72 runs at a brisk pace and taking 2 crucial wickets[86] He scored a match-saving 151 in the second innings of the fourth Test in Adelaide. This was his first century in the second innings of a test match, and was notable in that he rejected his usual, aggressive batting style in favour of a more defensive approach which was the need of the hour.[87]

Sehwag continued his good form against South Africa, in the home series in April 2008, scoring 319 in the first Test at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, having reached 300 off just 278 balls, the fastest triple century in test history. Sehwag became only the third batsman after Sir Donald Bradman and Brian Lara to score 2 triple centuries in Test Cricket. He scored 257 runs the third day of the match, which was the most runs scored by an individual batsman on a single day of a Test match since 1954, when Dennis Compton made 273 runs on the second day of the Nottingham Test against Pakistan.[88]

He has a habit of making big centuries, with his last eleven centuries having all been over 150, including two triple centuries and further three double centuries which surpassed Sir Donald Bradman‘s record of having seven consecutive centuries beyond 150.[76]

In the first test against England in Chennai in December 2008, Sehwag’s rapid 83 off just 68 balls,[89] in the last session of the fourth day, set India up for its record run-chase of 4/387, the highest successful target on Indian soil. He got the man-of-the-match award despite Sachin Tendulkar scoring an unbeaten century later in the same innings and Andrew Straussscoring a century in each of England’s innings.

He has been noted for his record against Pakistan, averaging over 90 against and in Pakistan, scoring four centuries against India’s arch rivals. The disparity in his average in the first and second innings is often noted, being 68 and 25 and all but one of his fifteen Test centuries having come in the first innings[8].

During Sri Lanka’s tour of India in 2009, in the 3-match test series he finished with the highest run getter of the series with 491 runs. In the last test match, he made 293 with the help of which India won the test match. In this innings he established many records:

Indian Premier League



Sehwag was the captain of the Delhi Daredevils in the first two edition of Indian Premier League, before he quit the position to concentrate more on his batting transferring it to Gautam Gambhir. However, for the fourth edition of IPL, he was the only player to be retained by the franchise, again as captain of the Delhi Daredevils.[93] Sehwag again led the team in the fifth edition of the league, where he made the record of being the only batsman to score five consecutive half centuries in T20s.

Sehwag in Non-India Colours


He was selected in the ICC World XI for the 2005 ICC Super Series against Australia in late 2005, but only managed 64 runs at an average of 21.33.[9] Earlier in 2005, he was selected for the Asian Cricket Council XI for the fundraising match against the ICC World XI in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Playing style


Virender Sehwag plays a hook shot

Sehwag was often compared to Sachin Tendulkar in his early days due to the similar batting style, build and appearance.[18] He has acknowledged numerous times that he consciously attempted to model his playing style on Tendulkar’s in his youth.[citation needed]

Sehwag’s technique is often cited as being particularly unorthodox, often backing away (considered technically incorrect) to free his arms whilst playing his shots, in particular to cut or drive spinners inside out. He is frequently cited by commentators for his extremely strong (physically) square cutting and upper cutting and power through the off-side.[96][96] He is also an excellent player of the late cut.[citation needed] In particular, his tendency to strike the ball in the air and risk dismissal is a trait which has seen him noted for his chancy and adventurous mindset.[97] He is also noted for a relative lack of footwork,[98] with his timing often attributed to his eyesight. Of late,[when?] Sehwag has shown a proclivity to be dismissed by inswing deliveries, something attributed to his leaden-footed batting style. He has also got dismissed playing the cut shot when the ball was too close to his body to cut, especially in limited over matches.[99]

Virender Sehwag takes strike for MCC

Virender Sehwag is often noted for his extremely attacking style of batting, and in 2005 he was described by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack as the “most exciting opener in the world”[100] due to his aggressive style in Test matches, his strike rate being inferior only to that of Adam Gilchrist and Shahid Afridi. Sehwag has also been noted for his apparent disregard for the match situation, exhibited by aggressive batting even when his team is in a poor position or after being outmanoeuvred by the bowler in the recent past.[101] This is a two-edged sword, as it allows him to not be psychologically hindered by previous failures, but can also lead to excessive aggression.[102] He was quoted by Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer as a sophisticated slogger.[103] But over the years, his style has changed from “reckless hitting” to that of “controlled aggression”, according to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald. Previously Sehwag was known predominantly as an offside player, with a weakness against straight short pitched bowling. However, in the last two years[when?] he has improved his leg side and bouncer hitting considerably. This is shown in the recent ODIs against New Zealand where he utilised the pull, hook and flick shots to devastating effect.

As of 15 March 2010, Sehwag has an average of nearly 68 in the first innings of test matches where he has scored 5130 runs, 18 centuries and 12 fifties in 76 matches. In the second innings, his average drops to 31 and has scored 1561 runs, an only century and 9 fifties in 54 innings. The first and second innings difference of 37 runs is one of the highest and indicates a lack of ability in dealing with more difficult batting conditions as the pitch deteriorates. However, his match-saving second-innings 151 against Australia at Adelaide during the 2007–08 Border-Gavaskar series, and a match winning 92 in trying situations at Nagpur during the 2008–09 series, went a long way towards repairing that image. In the 2008 Test series against England, Sehwag played a key role in the fourth innings of the first Test in Chennai. He amassed 83 runs in 68 balls, which helped India chase down an improbable target of 387 with six wickets to spare. This was the highest successful run chase in India, and the fourth highest in Test history. For this effort, Sehwag was adjudged Man of the Match. On 12 August 2011, Sehwag became only the third Indian in history to achieve a king pair (2 golden ducks consecutively) and the 15th player to do that of all time, but weeks later he again scored crucial and aggressive pair of 55 against West Indies.

In eight Test matches since April 2012, he has managed to score just 408 runs at an average of 31.38, with highest being 117. In the six ODIs, in the same period, he scored 183 runs at an average of 30.5 and was dropped for the ODI series against England. His last ODI century was the double hundred against the West Indies in December 2011.[104] Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has hinted that it might be the end of the road for Sehwag.”I don’t think he’ll play again. I think it’s because India have gone the right way. It took a little while to come around to it. They’ve given youth a chance,” Boycott told a cricket website.[105]

Personal life


Sehwag married Aarti Ahlawat in April 2004[113] under heavy security cover in a widely publicised wedding hosted by Arun Jaitley,[114] the then Union law minister of India, at his residence.[115] The couple have two sons, Aryavir, born on 18 October 2007 and Vedant, born in 2010.[116][117][118]

International centuries



Sehwag’s aggressive batting has found success at the top of the batting order.[58] He has scored centuries (100 or moreruns) on 22 occasions in Test cricket and in 15 One Day International (ODI) matches but is yet to score a century in aTwenty20 international.[58][119] In Tests, Sehwag has scored centuries against all the Test-cricket playing nations exceptBangladesh and Zimbabwe, and is sixth on the list of leading Test century makers for India.[120] In 2001, he became the eleventh Indian player to score a century on Test debut, with 105 runs against South Africa.[121] His centuries have been scored at fourteen cricket grounds, eight of which were outside India. He has made six scores of 200 runs or more, the most by an Indian batsman,[122] of which a record three have come against Pakistan. Sehwag is the only Indian to have scored a triple century (300 or more runs), and has done so twice—309 against Pakistan in Multan in 2004 and 319 against South Africa in Chennai in 2008, the later being the fastest triple century in Test cricket with 300 coming up off just 278 balls.[123] In ODIs, Sehwag’s maiden century was made against New Zealand at the Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo in 2001. His highest score of 219, the highest ODI score ever,[124] was made against the West Indies at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. He has been dismissed five times in the nineties.[125]








  • Highest individual score in history in an ODI match 219 against West Indies on 8 December 2011 at Indore, surpassing previous record by Sachin Tendulkar (200)*. This record is no longer held by him it has been surpassed by Rohit Sharma by making 264 runs against Sri Lanka on 13 November 2014.[129]
  • Fastest 250 in Test cricket in terms of balls faced (207).
  • Fastest 300 in Test cricket in terms of balls faced (278).
  • Most Test runs in a single day by an Indian. Sehwag made 257 in a day against SA in Chennai. He surpassed this in making 284 in a day against Sri Lanka. The latter was the second consecutive innings in which India scored more than 400 runs in a single day in Tests. Sehwag also made a century at faster than a run a ball on the previous occasion.
  • Only Indian batsman to have scored two triple centuries in Test cricket. He is one of the four batsman in the history of Test cricket to score two triple centuries, alongside Australia’s Sir Donald Bradman, and the West Indies’ Brian Lara andChris Gayle.
  • Second fastest century in ODI cricket by an Indian – 100 runs off 60 balls against New Zealand in 2009, after Virat Kohli– 100 runs off 52 balls against Australia in 2013.
  • Second fastest ODI 50 by an Indian.[130] – a record, he shares with Rahul Dravid, Kapil Dev and Yuvraj Singh – when he took 22 balls against Kenya in 2001[131]
  • Six double centuries – the first three of which came against Pakistan.[132]Greg Chappell and Thilan Samaraweera are the other players to have scored multiple double centuries against Pakistan (2). Sehwag and Tendulkar are the only Indians to have made six Test double centuries.[133]
  • Highest score by an Indian batsman in Test cricket. He first achieved this when he scored 309 against Pakistan in Multan in 2004, and bettered his previous record in March 2008 at Chennai against South Africa by scoring 319.
  • Fastest triple century: His second triple century scored at Chennai on 27–28 March 2008 against South Africa was the fastest in terms of balls faced by any batsman (off 278 balls).
  • Consecutive 150+ scores in Test cricket: He holds the record for consecutive test hundreds converted to scores of 150+, at 11.
  • He is one of the only five players to have scored more test hundreds than test fifties (15c/14f), along with Don Bradman(29c/13f), Mohammad Azharuddin (22c/21f),[134]Matthew Hayden (30c/27f) and Kevin Pietersen(13c/11f)[135] as on 7 August 2008[136]
  • Two consecutive double century partnerships in a Test innings. He achieved this record, for the first two wickets inChennai on 27–28 March 2008 (with Wasim Jaffer and Rahul Dravid respectively). This was the first time in Test history that the first two wickets in an innings have resulted in double-century stands. He equalled this in the innings against Sri Lanka in Mumbai, combining with Murali Vijay and Dravid for the first and second wickets.
  • He is the first person in the history of test cricket to hit two triple centuries and take five wickets in a Test innings.
  • He had launched the


    first five of India’s innings in 2011 World Cup by hitting the first ball for four. The suffering bowlers were Shafiul Islam, Jimmy Anderson, Boyd Rankin, Mudassar Bukhari and Dale Steyn.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni


Mahendra Singh Dhoni 


Personal information

Full name: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
D.O.B: 7th July, 1981
Place of Birth: Ranchi, Bihar
Nickname: Mahi

Cricketing information

Role: Captain of the Indian ODI and Twenty20 team
Batting style: Right hand batsman
Bowling style: Right arm medium
Field position: Wicketkeeper
Clubs played: Jharkhand


Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on July 7, 1981 at Ranchi, Jharkhand located in the east corner of India. He studied at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir where he was keenly interested in football and badminton. He was the goalkeeper of his football team and was able to play for the district and state level. But on the insistence of his football coach, he tried out to play cricket.

Achievements &Career


  • Became the first captain to lead India to the ICC World Twenty 20 trophy played in South Africa in September 2007 which India won on the 24th September 2007
  • On the 13th of February 2006, became the man of t
    • Second Indian captain after Kapil Dev to have won a World cup


    he match against Pakistan at Gadaffi Stadium for an unbeaten 72 runs

  • Made man of the match against Sri Lanka on the 31st of October 2005 for scoring his highest ever unbeaten 183 runs at Sawai Mansingh Stadium
  • Receives his first man of the match award against Pakistan at AC-VDCA Stadium for scoring 148 runs on the 5th of April 2005

On the 19th of April 2006, moves to the top at no. 1 position on LG’s ICC ODI player ranking


  • On the 17th of January 2008, became the first Indian wicketkeeper to effect five international dismissals in an innings against Australia – equalling Adam Gilchrist’s record
  • Holds the record for highest runs scored by a wicketkeeper, i.e. 183 not out
  • His innings of 183 not out is the highest score made by anyone in the second innings of an ODI. The former record was held by Brian Lara for scoring 153 against Pakistan
  • Became the first Indian to hit 10 sixes in an ODI
  • Made a record of scoring 120 runs in an ODI from boundaries and sixes(15 boundaries and 10 sixes)
  • Is the only second Indian to reach 1st position on LG’s ICC ODI batting rankings

Cricketing profile


Mahendra Singh Dhoni started his first class career in the year 1999-2000. His one day international debut came after playing five years of first class cricket on the 23rd of December 2004 against Bangladesh. The venue of the match was in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Unfortunately, he was run out on the first ball he faced. It wasn’t a great debut for him where batting is concerned. Luck wasn’t on his side in the first four matches he played. Where as on the fifth match which was played against Pakistan in Visakhapatnam, Dhoni came to the crease one down and managed to score 148 runs from just 123 balls. He hit 15 boundaries and four sixes. He got his first man of the match award that day. Not only a good wicketkeeper but Dhoni proved himself to be a first class batsman too. He is one of the few finest wicketkeeper batsman India has seen after a very long time.

On the 31st of October, Dhoni broke the record of highest runs scored by a wicket keeper by securing 183 runs against Srilanka which was played at Jaipur. Adam Gilchrist was the former record holder with 172 runs.

Before he started playing cricket, he was a football goalkeeper. Its said he drinks around four litres of milk everyday but he denied it by saying that has been exaggerated a bit. He said he loves milk and drinks around a litre on a daily basis.

On the 2nd of December 2005, Dhoni made his Test cricket debut against Srilanka which was played in Chennai, India.

Personal profile

Dhoni was born and brought up in the city of Ranchi. He has two siblings. A sister who is married and a brother who lives in Almora. Almora is a high-lying town at the foot of the Himalaya which is his father’s home town. His father’s name is Pan Singh and mother’s name is Devki Devi.


Hobbies Mahendra Singh Dhoni 

  • Hearing music, ghazals and songs by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar
  • Loves to ride bikes
  • Enjoys playing computer games and badminto






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                                               Mumbai, India
                                                Ramesh Tendulkar
                                                Rajni Tendulkar
                                                Sara and Arjun
$160 million
                                             Arjuna Award (1994)
Wisden Cricketer of the Year (1997)
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (1998)

 Splendid Life of Sachin Tendulkar:

       The full name of our “Master Blaster” is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. He has born in the state of Maharashtra at Mumbai in the year 1973 of April 24th. Peoples across the globe like to call him as Master Blaster, Little Master, Tendlya and the pet name goes on. His parents are Rajni and Ramesh Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulakr has two brothers and one sister. The names of them are Ajit, Nitin, and sister Savita.
When Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar made his test debut against Pakistan as a 16 year old, little did the world know that the curly-haired teenager would one day become one of the greatest legends of the game. In his homeland, India, Sachin is more than just a popular sportsperson; he is an institution in himself. He is not just loved and respected, but revered. Called the “God of Cricket” by his fans, Sachin has ruled the game for well over two decades—a very rare feat for a sportsperson. Widely considered to be the greatest cricketer ever, he is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries. Born into a middle class home in Bombay, he started playing cricket while still a little boy and made his international test debut at the tender age of 16! And thus began the journey of a cricketer who would smash several long standing records and create unbelievable new ones. Keeping in view his awesome performance, he was made the captain of the Indian team. Captaincy however did not suit him and he resigned. In spite of his iconic status, Sachin is known to be a simple and principled man which further adds to his popularity.

Childhood & best Life “Master Blaster”

But eventually it is a game of cricket.

  • He was born as the youngest of four siblings to Ramesh Tendulkar, a Marathi novelist and Rajni, who worked in the insurance industry. He was named after his father’s favorite music director, Sachin Dev Burman. 
  • As a young boy he was a bully. His older brother encouraged him to play cricket in order to divert his attention from fights and got him enrolled at the academy of the coach, Ramakant Achrekar. 
  • He went to Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School at the advice of Achrekar as the school had a rich cricketing tradition. He shone as a star cricketer playing for his school and soon people were predicting that he would one day become a famous player. 
  • Along with his friend Vinod Kambli, he was involved in a record 664-run partnership in an inter school match against St. Xavier’s High School in 1988.

Personal Life & “Master Blaster”

  • He met Anjali, a doctor, in 1990 and dated her for five years before tying the knot in 1995. The couple has two children. His son Arjun is also a budding cricketer. 
  • He is actively involved with Apnalaya, an NGO, and sponsors 200 underprivileged children every year. He has also used his popularity to help many other charities raise large amounts of funds for several noble causes including cancer research and education
     Sachin Tendulkar has completed his schools at Sharadashram Vidyamandir High School. From this small age he has attracted by the tremendous game Cricket and got the excellent guidance from the talent mentorRamakant Achrekar. Sachin Tendulkar got married with Anjali Mehta, who is six years senior to him, in the year of 1995. Anjali is the professional doctor in Mumbai. He has two beautiful children namely Sara and Arjun, where daughter Sara born at October 1997 and son Arjun born at 23 September, 2000.

Career “Master Blaster”

  • He embarked on his domestic first-class career in 1988 playing for Mumbai and scored a century on his very first match. He ended the season as the highest run scorer. 
  • His performance in the first-class matches had been so mind blowing that he got selected into the national team after just one season. He made his international test debut against Pakistan in November 1989 aged just 16. 
  • Even though he could not score many runs in the series, he got noticed both for his batting techniques and his dedication to the sport. He also made his debut in One Day International (ODI) in 1989. 
  • During the 1991-92 tour of Australia, he made 148 runs in one of the matches and 114 in another, batting against the great bowlers of that time like Merv Hughes, Craig Mcdermott and Bruce Reid. 
  • Asked to open the batting against Zealand in an ODI 1994, he set the stadium on fire blasting 82 runs off just 49 balls. The very same year he made his first ODI century against Australia. 
  • In 1998 Australia was on a tour of India and the series was hyped as Sachin versus Warne contest. Sachin blasted Warne in the series and made two centuries in the three-test series. Sachin played a vital role in India’s win in the series. 
  • Sachin had two brief stints as captain of Indian cricket team and both of them were not very successful. He took over as captain in 1996 but the team performed poorly and he gave up the captaincy in 1997. He was again made the captain in 1999 but again he was not very successful and gave up the captaincy in 1999. 
  • India was one of the favorites in the Cricket World Cup 2003 where he performed superbly, making 673 runs in 11 matches to help India reach the finals. The team however lost the finals to Australia though Sachin was given Man of the Tournament Award. 
  • After going through a difficult phase he regained his form in 2007, completing 11,000 test runs to become the leading run scorer from India. In the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2007–08, he scored 493 runs in four tests, demonstrating his unbelievable batting skills.  
  • Sachin was again at his best in the 2011 World Cup during which he made 482 runs including two centuries. India faced Sri Lanka in the finals and won the match—it was the first World Cup victory for him. 

  • Awards & Achievements                              “Master Blaster”

    • Sachin is one of the most prolific cricketers ever—the first person to score a double century in ODIs, the only player to score a 100 centuries, and the only one to have amassed over 30, 000 runs in all forms of international cricket. It is no surprise that he occupies a legendary status in cricket-crazy India. 
    • Sachin Tendulkar holds the world record for scoring highest number of runs and centuries in both the Test Cricket and the One Day Internationals. He has scored 15921 runs and 51 centuries in Test Cricket. While in ODIs, he has scored 18,426 runs and 49 centuries. 
    • He was the first person to score a double century in ODIs. 
    • He is the only cricketer so far to have played in 200 Test matches.
    • In addition to the numerous cricketing awards he has won, Sachin is also the proud recipient of several awards from the Government of India. He was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting award, in 1997-98 for his achievements in cricket. 
    • He was honored with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award in 2014 in recognition of his spectacular contributions to cricket. He became the first sportsperson as well as the youngest ever individual to receive the award. 
      His form faltered after the World Cup and he went through a lean phase. He retired from all forms of cricket in November 2013 and was given a very emotional farewell by his fans.

    • Some outstanding of his profession are

                       “Master Blaster”

  • He is the only personality to have scored nearly 11,000 runs in one day international and about 25 ODI centuries performed within April 28, 2005
  • The majority runs about 13,642 and thirty eight centuries in one-day internationals
  • The fourth highest tally score in the test match is 10,134 runs with an excellence average 57.25 in March 2005
  • The uppermost One Day International batting average in the middle of Indian batsmen and among all batsmen who have gained larger than 7,500 ODI runs on April 3, 2005.
  • The first personality to got the award “Man of the match” in one day international matches
  • Got more than 50 runs in hundred innings in April 2005
  • The only one man to score more runs in the history of world cup
  • First player to score more than ten thousands runs in one day international
  • He just crossed the 34th centuries of Sunil Gavaskar
  • Cricketers who have played more than hundred matches, sachin is the only personality to have average more than 55
  • The second player to cross the boarder of ten thousands runs in the test matches
  • He is the top player to achieve 10,000 runs in test cricket history. He holds this record all along with Brian Lara. In cooperation both of them achieved this accomplishment in 195 innings.
  • At present he is ready to jump the wall of 99 centuries, as no one done it still now uppermost person to attain high runs in One Day International’s among Indian batsmen

           Bharat Ratna.     “Master Blaster”

    At 40 years of age this famous sportsperson became the
    youngest ever to receive the Bharat Ratna.

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Kapil Dev

 kapil dev biography
 Kapil dev
06 January 1959 AD    Famous 6th January Birthdays

Capricorn    Capricorn Men

Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Ram Lal Nikhanj
Raj Kumari
Arjuna Award (1980)
Padma Shri (1982)
Wisden Cricketer of the Year (1983)

 greatest cricketer kapil dev


Considered to be one of the greatest cricketing all-rounders of all time, Kapil Dev is a former Indian cricketer best known for leading his team to a World Cup victory in 1983. Confident, charismatic and highly skilled, he was the Indian team’s main strike bowler for the major part of his career. During his heydays he used to bamboozle batsmen with his prodigious swing. Dev was great not just with the ball; he was equally talented with the bat too. An expert at hooking and driving, he often provided India with the crucial runs needed to win a match even if the top-order failed to score. Born into a middle-class family in Haryana he became interested in cricket at a young age. He played for the Haryana cricket team at the beginning of his career eventually making his way into the national team, thanks to his aggressive play and high energy level. He cemented his place in the Indian team with his impressive performances and was soon made the captain. It was under his leadership that India went on to win the 1983 World Cup in spite of being the underdogs.

                                        Career Kapil Dev

  • He debuted for Haryana in November 1975 in a match against Punjab. He scalped six wickets and restricted the opposition to just 63 runs and thus helped Haryana to win. 
  • He played against Jammu & Kashmir in the 1976-77 season and took 8 wickets and made 36 runs in one match. The same year he achieved figures of 7/20 against Bengal. 
  • In 1978-79 season he took his maiden 10-wicket haul in first-class cricket in a match against Services. His outstanding performance ensured that he got selected for the Irani Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Wills Trophy matches. 
  • He proved his all-round ability by showing his mettle not just with the ball but also with the bat. During the 1979-80 season he scored his maiden century, when he scored 193 runs against Delhi. 
  • He made his test debut against Pakistan in October 1978 though it was only after a few more matches that his impact began to be felt. 
  • In 1979, playing against a visiting West Indies team, Dev made his maiden century scoring 126 runs in just 124 balls. His bowling performance was also consistent as he took 17 wickets in the series. 
  • The cricketer was getting better with every match he played. He picked his first 5-wicket haul against England in Edgbaston in 1979.
  • During Australian cricket team’s tour of India in 1979–80, Kapil Dev established himself as India’s premier fast bowler by taking taking two five-wicket hauls and a total of 28 wickets in the whole series.
  • His popularity soared when he led India to 2 victories in the 6-test home series against Pakistan. Kapil Dev performed spectacularly with both bat and ball. He took a ten wicket haul and scored two half centuries in the series finishing the series with 32 wickets and 278 runs. 
  • He was made captain during the 1982-83 season and led his team in the 1983 World Cup. India were underdogs in the tournament but under Kapil Dev’s charismatic leadership the team punched much above its weight and went to win the world cup by defeating the mighty West Indies in the finals. 
  • After his stellar performance, he was retained as captain for the 1987 World Cup 1987. India played well initially and reached the semi-finals where they lost to England. Kapil Dev left captaincy after this. 
  • He played his last World Cup in 1992 under the captaincy of Mohammad Azharuddin. As a senior bowler he mentored new talents like Javagal Srinath and Manoj Prabhakar. 
  • He retired in 1994 as the highest wicket taker for that time, with a haul of 434 wickets. 
  • He became the coach of the Indian team in 1999 but his stint as a coach was not successful. He resigned in 2000 following some controversy.



                           Childhood  &  Early Life day

  • He was born to Ram Lal Nikhanj and his wife Raj Kumari. His father was a building and timber contractor. Basically from Rawalpindi, his parents had migrated to India during the partition in 1947. 
  • He went to the DAV School and later attended St. Edward’s School in Shimla. 
  • He started playing cricket as a school boy and was selected to play for Haryana in domestic cricket.

                            Awards & Achievements

  • Kapil Dev is best known for leading the team India to a World Cup victory in 1983. 
  • At one time he held the world record as the highest wicket taker in the test cricket, with a total haul of 434 wickets. 
  • He was honored with Padma Shri—India’s fourth highest civilian award—in 1982 
  • In 1991, he was honored with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India.

  •                   Personal Life 

    • He met Romi Bhatia through a common friend in 1979 and fell in love with her. The couple got married in 1980. After several years of marriage they were blessed with a daughter. 
    • He took to golf after retiring from cricket. He pledged his organs during an event organized by Delhi Urological Society. 
    • His former team mate Manoj Prabhakar accused him of being involving in a match fixing scandal. However, the courts dismissed the case for absence of any proof. This incident deeply hurt the cricketer.
      Kapil Dev is the recipient of several cricketing awards including the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002

                               FAMOUS MOVIES

    • This famous Indian cricketer has made cameo appearances in Hindi movies like ‘Iqbal’ and ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011


The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was the tenth Cricket World Cup. It was played in India, Sri Lanka, and (for the first time) Bangladesh. Pakistan was also scheduled to be a co-host, but after the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Lahore, the International Cricket Council (ICC) cancelled that,[1] and the headquarters of the organising committee, originally in Lahore, was transferred to Mumbai.[2] Pakistan was to have held 14 matches, including one semi-final.[3] Eight of the games (including the semi-final) were awarded to India, four to Sri Lanka, and two to Bangladesh.[4]

All the matches were One Day Internationals, and all were played over 50 overs. Fourteen national cricket teams took part, including ten full members and four associate members of the ICC.[5] The opening ceremony was held on 17 February 2011 at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka,[6] and the tournament was played between 19 February and 2 April. The first match was played between India and Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.[7] The final was between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

India won the tournament, defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final in Mumbai, thus becoming the first country to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil.[8][9] India’s Yuvraj Singh was declared the man of the tournament.[10] This was the first time in World Cup history that two Asian teams had appeared in the final. It was also the first time since the 1992 World Cup that the final match did not feature Australia


                   Venues      [edit]


All the Indian stadiums for the tournament had been finalised by mid-October 2009,[41] and those of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in late October 2009. The ICC announced all the venues in Mumbai on 2 November 2009. Two new stadiums were constructed in Kandy and Hambantota, Sri Lanka, for the event.[42]


India India
Kolkata Chennai New Delhi Nagpur Ahmedabad
Eden Gardens M. A. Chidambaram Stadium Feroz Shah Kotla Ground Vidarbha Cricket
Association Stadium
Sardar Patel Stadium
Capacity: 66,349 Capacity: 37,220 Capacity: 40,715 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 54,000
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  Mumbai Mohali Bangalore  
  Wankhede Stadium Punjab Cricket
Association Stadium
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium  
  Capacity: 32,000 Capacity: 42,000 Capacity: 36,430  
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Bangladesh Bangladesh
Colombo Pallekele Hambantota Chittagong Dhaka
R. Premadasa Stadium Pallekele International
Cricket Stadium
Mahinda Rajapaksa
International Stadium
Zohur Ahmed
Chowdhury Stadium
Sher-e-Bangla National
Cricket Stadium
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 26,000
RPS,Colombo.jpg Pallekele 2.JPG      


World cup 1983







World cup 1983


One of only five batsmen to aggregate more than 300 runs in the 1983 World Cup, registering the highest individual score in the 1983 edition, one among the top ten wicket-takers, an economy rate of 2.91, most number of catches, a match-turning catch and a historic moment atop the Lord’s balcony – this was Kapil Dev’s journey in the Prudential World Cup in England in 1983.

Highlights of Kapil’s fascinating tournament:

175* against Zimbabwe:

India started the tournament well, winning their first two matches against West Indies and Zimbabwe. However, their campaign was derailed as they suffered back-to-back losses against Australia and West Indies. They were on the verge of losing their third on the trot when they were reduced 17/5 by Zimbabwe. It soon became 77/6 and 78/7. Having seen wickets fall like nine pins, skipper, Kapil, decided to counter-attack and he did so brilliantly by scoring an unbeaten 175 off just 138 deliveries, with 14 fours and 6 sixes. While all appeared lost for India when the top-order was blown away, Kapil’s 126-run stand with Syed Kirmani lifted India to 266/8. Zimbabwe managed to reach 235 before they folded, and had it not been for their captain, India would not only have suffered a huge humiliation but their confidence would have also taken a beating.

Bowling them over:

Kapil also starred in the semi-final match against England, picking up 3/35 in 11 oversas he cleaned up the lower order to bowl out the opposition for 213. Earlier, he had managed to bother the mighty Australians as well with a five-wicket haul which also went on to be his best figures in an ODI.

The catch that turned the match:

However, the biggest moment of the 1983 World Cup came in the final between West Indies and India, played at Lord’s. With Andy Roberts, Malcom Marshall, Michael Holding and Joel Garner doing a fine job with the ball, all India could muster was a total of 183. In reply, West Indies lost Gordon Greenidge early, but Viv Richards was going great guns at the other end as he flayed the Indian bowling apart. With the help of 7 boundaries, Richards crossed 30 in quick time and if he had continued in the same vein, India’s hopes would have been dashed in a matter of overs.

At such a stage with Richards putting so much pressure on India, not many fancied the subcontinent side to counter the storm. However, they did that and it was all thanks to Kapil. Richards, on 33, top-edged a pull off Madan Lal to mid-wicket and the ball travelled miles in the air. Kapil, who was stationed at mid-on, had to run back and across to his right. He had a lot of distance to cover and not many gave him a chance but Kapil defied all odds as he ran like a hare, focussed on the ball, and not caring about what was happening around him. As everyone at the ground and those watching on television screens waited with bated breath, Kapil cupped both hands held on to the ball safely, and he did so quite comfortably in the end. It was a brilliant piece of athleticism that helped India spring back into the game. West Indies lost their next three wickets for just 19 runs and were eventually bowled out 43 runs short.

It was India’s first taste of success in a major International event and fittingly, Kapil was the first Indian to lift the trophy at Lord’s and kick-started a new chapter in Indian cricket.

Kapil’s numbers in the tournament:

Matches Runs Highest Batting avg 100s Wickets Best bowling Bowling avg Fifers Catches
8 303 175* 60.6 1 12 5/43 20.41 1 7