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Bapu Nadkarni Bowled 21 Consecutive Maiden Over

Bapu Nadkarni Bowled 21 Consecutive Maiden Over in a single Test Match on 14 January 1964. Cricket enthusiasts of this era generation will not be well-known with the name of Bapu Nadkarni. But to those who followed the game back in the 1960s, he was absolutely one of the athletes who captivated the masses.

Bapu Nadkarni Bowled 21 Consecutive Maiden Over
Bapu Nadkarni Bowled 21 Consecutive Maiden Over

Rameshchandra Gangaram Nadkarni was no conventional cricketer. In a day when the pace ball of the match has strengthened up so abundant that one unusually recognizes a Test match ending in the full five days, his figures perform for a remarkable mind-astonished account. His cricket economy pace was over 41 Test matches was 1.67. period of time he performed in the 1950s and 1960s when four-an- match over scoring was still several years away, he still achieved with the fourth-best saving measure for anyone in the account who bowled more further than 2,000 balls.

Rameshchandra Gangaram known as ‘Bapu’ Nadkarni was born on April 4, 1933, in Maharashtra. On January 14, 1964, the left-arm conventional spinner bowled 21 maiden match overs on the trotting pace in the first Test match against England in Madras. This unrealistic record is still to be cracked and it’s greatly improbable that such a situation will occur again. He rolled 27 maiden overs in the game innings out of his 32 overs in a single match, bending away just 5 runs. Nadkarni achieved an earnings rate of 1.67 runs through each over, with not an average accomplishment. He performed 41 Tests between the years 1955 and 1968, by taking 88 wickets and scoring 1414 runs in matches.

Bapu Nadkarni in a Test Match
Bapu Nadkarni in a Test Match

In 1964, Nadkarni bowled 21 progressive maidens facing England in the Chennai tour. He rolled a total of 27 maidens in the sessions, although outwardly a wicket and his numbers recorded 32-27-5-0. In his first-class cricket career, Nadkarni repeatedly held out with an economy of merely 1.64 notwithstanding bowls above 10000 balls, striking 500 wickets in 191 cricket matches. He also built 8880 first-class cricket career runs with 14 centuries and 46 half-centuries.

In his debut against the New Zealand cricket team and he also played his final Tests against the New Zealand cricket team. He was one of the common inexpensive bowlers to have ever played the game for India or any country in the world, Nadkarni acknowledged received just 2559 runs from 9165 balls he rolled in his Test cricket career. On 17 January 2020, he died at the age of 86 in Mumbai.