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Narendra Hirwani took 16 wickets on Test debut Match

Narendra Hirwani took 16 wickets on Test debut Match against West Indies in 1988. A Test Cricket debut does not come higher extraordinary than this debut of a young Indian cricketer. A 19-year-old young player wearing eyeglasses Indian leg-spinner seized the hearts of the world in 1988 when, on his Test debut, he made an unimaginable achievement. the young man did something unexpected that has never seen before or that will never going to take place again. His name was Narendra Hirwani. He made his Test debut appearance against the almighty West Indies cricket team that has some world-class cricketer overall. In the final Test match of the four-match set in 1988 at Madras, India.

Narendra Hirwani took 16 wickets on Test debut Match
Narendra Hirwani took 16 wickets on Test debut Match

Fortunately for those who grew up seeing cricket in the 1990s, there is still something of a becloud to recall of before 90s people of a man who has been overlooked in the sheets of Indian cricket records. Narendra Deepchand Hirwani was born on 18 October in the year 1968. He was a leg-spin bowler of the India National Cricket Team. He is principally commemorated for his achievement on his Test debut that is still unbroken.

In the Test match between India vs West Indies cricket team India Batted first, India achieved 382 runs with Kapil Dev crushing a century in an inning. However, Hirwani seized the attention thankfulness to his eight-wicket take for 61 runs in the first innings of the Test game and becoming solely the fourth bowler in the history of the cricket game to take 8 wickets in a match inning on debut appearance. West Indies’ whole team with some of the greatest cricketers were bowled out on the score of 184. In the second match innings, India made 217 runs on the board before disclosing their sessions. India set 416 runs to score to win in the second innings, the almighty of that era West Indies team were bowled out just only on 160 runs with young Indian debuted Hirwani getting with haul figures of 8/75. 

Narendra Hirwani bowling in a match
Narendra Hirwani bowling in a match

In the last innings of the series, with the West Indies demanding 416 runs to win, Hirwani once again spread his magic and took 8 wickets with just giving 75 runs. With his amazing bowling, he dismissing the legendary cricketer SIR Viv Richards twice in the match series. His struggles and efforts were sufficient to obtain a 255-run win that supported the hosts India to equal the series with 1-1.

Hirwani became the first Indian cricketer to grab 4 wickets in 3 back-to-back matches. 16 wickets in a Test is not a common achievement, but to make it on your debut match is unspecified very extraordinary. What makes this debut remarkable was he grabbed 8 wickets in every innings against the West Indies team in the year 1988 and supported India to defeat them by 255 runs in the hands. These are the most beneficial match values on Test debut.