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Chandra for the record

May 17, 2005 11:34 IST

Full Name: Bhagwat Subramanya Chandrasekhar

Known as: Bhagwat Chandrasekhar

Born: May 17, 1945, Mysore, Karnataka

Role: Right-hand batsman & leg-break bowler

Major Teams: India (1963-1964 to 1979),Mysore (1963-1964 to 1972-1973), Karnataka (1973-1974 to 1979-1980)

Other Teams: Board President's XI (1963-1964 to 1966-1967), Rest of India (1963-1964 to 1973-1974), South Zone (1963-1964 to 1979-1980), Bengal Chief Minister's XI (1964-1965), Dungarpur XI (1966-1967), Indians (1967 to 1979), Vazir Sultan XI (1971-1972), Kerala Chief Minister's XI (1972-1973), U-Foam XI (1972-1973 to 1973-1974).

First-class debut: Mysore v Kerala at Bangalore in 1963-1964

Last first-class match: Karnataka v Haryana at Bangalore in 1979-1980

Highest first-class score: 25 for Bengal Chief Minister's XI v Commonwealth XI at Calcutta in 1964-1965

Best first-class bowling (innings): 9-72 for Rest of India v Bombay at Pune in 1969-1970

Debut in a domestic limited-overs match: South Zone v Central Zone at Bangalore in 1975-1976

Last domestic limited-overs match: Wills XI v Bombay at Bombay in 1978-1979

Highest score in a domestic limited-overs match: 14* for Karnataka v Board President's XI.

Best bowling in a domestic limited-overs match: 4-61 for South Zone v West Zone at Bangalore in 1975-76

Test debut: v England at Bombay (Brabourne) in 1963-1964

Last Test: v England at Birmingham in 1979

Highest Test score: 22 v England at Birmingham in 1967

Best Test bowling: 8-79 v England at Delhi in 1972-1973

Only One-Day International: v New Zealand at Auckland in 1975-1976

Highest ODI Score: 11* v New Zealand at Auckland in 1975-1976

Best ODI Bowling: 3-36 v New Zealand at Auckland in 1975-1976

Batting and fielding averages
Class Mts Inns NO Runs Hs Ave 100 50 0 Ct
Tests 58 80 39 167 22 4.07 0 0 23 25
First class 246 244 114 600 25 4.61 0 0 62 107
ODIs 1 1 1 11 11* - 0 0 - 0
List A 7 3 2 25 14* 25.00 0 0 1 1

Bowling averages
Class Mts Balls Runs Wkts Best Ave RpO SR 5WI 10WM
Tests 58 15,963 7,199 242 8/79 29.74 2.70 65.96 16 2
First class 246 54,119 25,547 1,063 9/72 24.03 2.83 50.91 75 19
ODIs 1 56 36 3 3/36 12.00 3.85 18.66 0 0
List A 7 420 311 8 4/61 38.87 4.44 52.50 0 0

Career Highlights:

  • His 35 wickets in the five-match series against England in 1972-73 (@ 18.91) are the maximum by an Indian in a Test series.

  • His figures of 12 for 104 against Australia at Melbourne in 1977-78 are the best for India in an overseas Test.

  • His 23 ducks are the most by an Indian in a Test career.

  • Shares the world record of recording most 'pairs' in Test cricket with Courtney Walsh, Mervyn Dillon and Marvan Atapattu.

  • Holds the world record of most single digit scores in consecutive innings -- 32 from 1967-68 to 1975-76

  • Holds the unusual record of aggregating more wickets than the runs -- in Tests as well as first-class career.

  • Was the first Indian bowler to take three wickets on debut in ODIs.

  • Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1972.
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