Deepak Shodhan, India’s oldest living Test cricketer died

Created On: May 16, 2016 16:00 ISTModified On: May 16, 2016 15:56 IST

Former Test cricketer Deepak Shodhan, the first Indian to score a memorable ton in his debut innings, died on 16 May 2016. He was 87.

India's oldest living Test cricketer died due to cardiac arrest after a brief battle with lung cancer at his residence in Ahmedabad.

Deepak Shodhan

• He was left-handed batsman and could bowl medium pace.

• He played just three Tests in all averaging 60-plus.

• He rescued India from dire straits by scoring 110 not out in his debut innings against Pakistan in the fifth and final drawn Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in 1952-53.

• His debut match was the first series between the two countries after partition.

• In the match, he stepped in at number 8 when India was tottering at 179 for 3 in reply to Pakistan’s 257 all out

• He batted with Dattu Phadkar, GS Ramchand, wicketkeeper Prabir Sen and last man Ghulam Ahmed to guide the team to a 140-run lead.

• After the series of Pakistan, he was picked for the tour to the West Indies.

• Playing against West Indies in the opening Test at Port of Spain; he made 45 and 11 low down the order, before getting injured.

• The fourth test against West Indies was his last appearance in the country’s jersey.

Now get latest Current Affairs on mobile, Download # 1  Current Affairs App

Take Weekly Tests on app for exam prep and compete with others. Download Current Affairs and GK app

एग्जाम की तैयारी के लिए ऐप पर वीकली टेस्ट लें और दूसरों के साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा करें। डाउनलोड करें करेंट अफेयर्स ऐप

Comment ()

Post Comment

7 + 6 =