Polly Umrigar      

Full name Pahlan Ratanji Umrigar

Born March 28, 1926, Sholapur, Maharashtra

Died November 7, 2006, Mumbai (aged 80 years 224 days)

Major teams India, Gujarat, Mumbai, Parsees

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Pahlan Ratanji Umrigar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 59 94 8 3631 223 42.22 12 14 33 0
First-class 243 350 41 16155 252* 52.28 49 80 217 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 59 50 4725 1473 35 6/74 6/74 42.08 1.87 135.0 3 2 0
First-class 243 25297 8348 325 7/32 25.68 1.97 77.8 14 2
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Mumbai (BS), Dec 9-13, 1948 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v India at Kingston, Apr 13-18, 1962 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1944-1963
Profile

One of the all time greats of Indian cricket, Polly Umrigar was a heroic figure from the late forties to the early sixties, almost always shining in a losing cause. Despite this, when he retired, he held the most important records - most Tests, most runs, most hundreds. In fact his records stood from 1962 to 1978 when they were broken by a certain Sunil Gavaskar. A burly six footer, Umrigar was a commanding figure at the crease - whether batting, bowling, directing operations as captain or standing in his usual position at first slip. Umrigar excelled in full blooded drives but he could also hook and pull powerfully. As a bowler, he was an accurate offspinner and could even open the bowling, sending down outswingers. He was a brilliant versatile fielder.

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Aug 29, 2000

Polly Umrigar, Mumbai, Portrait

Polly Umrigar, Portrait

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1980

Polly Umrigar, Mumbai, Portrait

Polly Umrigar: Portrait

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Apr 1962

Polly Umrigar opening the batting with the Nawab of Pataudi, West Indies, 1962

Polly Umrigar opening the batting with the Nawab of Pataudi

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Series Results
Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka - Dec 10, 2012
West Indies won by 18 runs
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