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Indian team members wear black arm bands to honour Bapu Nadkarni

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Published Jan 19, 2020, 2:18 pm IST
Updated Jan 19, 2020, 2:18 pm IST
Former all-rounder and one of the most economical bowlers, Bapu Nadkarni, died on Friday
Indian players seen wearing black armbands on their right arms as Shikhar Dhawan, centre, holds his shoulder after getting hurt while fielding the ball during the third one-day international cricket match between India and Australia in Bangalore, India, Sunday, January. 19, 2020. (Photo | AP)
 Indian players seen wearing black armbands on their right arms as Shikhar Dhawan, centre, holds his shoulder after getting hurt while fielding the ball during the third one-day international cricket match between India and Australia in Bangalore, India, Sunday, January. 19, 2020. (Photo | AP)

Bengaluru: Members of the Indian cricket team on Sunday sported black arm bands to honour former all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni, who died on Friday, January 17. Nadkarni was 86 and is survived by his wife and two daughters. He breathed his last on Friday.

The Indian team took the field for the series-deciding third ODI against Australia wearing black arm bands as a mark of respect for Nadkarni.

 

Nadkarni, a left-handed batsman and slow-left arm orthodox bowler, played 41 Tests in which he scored 1414 runs and grabbed 88 wickets with 6/43 as his best bowling figures.

Nadkarni was a Mumbai stalwart having played 191 first-class matches and taken 500 wickets and scored 8880 runs.

The Nashik-born Nadkarni made his Test debut against New Zealand in Delhi in 1955 and played his last Test at Auckland against the same opponents in 1968 under MAK Pataudi's captaincy.

He rose to fame after he bowled 21 successive maidens. His figures in that Madras (now Chennai) Test read 32-27-5-0.

He was known more for his accuracy as he also had Test match figures like the 1960-61 series against Pakistan where he returned with figures of 32-24-23-0 at Kanpur followed by 34-24-24-1 in Delhi. 

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