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Full name Virinchirpuram Krishnamoorthi Ramaswamy
Born April 26, 1945, Madras (now Chennai)
Current age 69 years 338 days
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||India v England at Chennai, Jan 13-18, 1985 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v New Zealand at Ahmedabad, Oct 29-Nov 2, 1999 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v West Indies at Vadodara, Nov 9, 1983 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v England at Cuttack, Jan 22, 2002 scorecard|
Married with one son and two daughters.
Profession: Indian Railways confidential assistant to the executive.
Interests: soccer, reading.
First-class umpiring debut 1973
International debut: 1983-84 (ODI), 1984-85 (Test)
Appointed to National Grid panel 1994
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun