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Budhi Kunderan      

Full name Budhisagar Krishnappa Kunderan

Born October 2, 1939, Mulki, Karnataka

Died June 23, 2006, Scotland (aged 66 years 264 days)

Major teams India, Scotland, Mysore, Railways

Also known as changed name from Budhisagar Krishnappa Kunderam in 1964

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Budhisagar Krishnappa Kunderan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 18 34 4 981 192 32.70 2 3 2 23 7
First-class 129 217 20 5708 205 28.97 12 19 176 85
List A 6 6 1 49 16 9.80 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 1 24 13 0 - - - 3.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 129 219 160 3 2/15 53.33 4.38 73.0 0 0
List A 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Mumbai (BS), Jan 1-6, 1960 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Birmingham, Jul 13-15, 1967 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1958-1976
List A span 1975-1982
Profile

Born on the same date as Mahatma Gandhi, Budhi Kunderan was rather more violent in his chosen profession, hitting the cricket ball with a power and confidence that came naturally to Indian wicketkeepers who knew they had two strings to their bow. He opened India's batting in 21 of the 34 innings he played, averaging 41 in that position. His Karnataka captain V Subramanya rated Kunderan as a better batsman and wicketkeeper than his contemporary Farokh Engineer. Kunderan played his early cricket in Mumbai but, with Naren Tamhane established as wicketkeeper there, Kunderan turned his attention to Railways. It was a good move. Kunderan was picked to play for India even before he had played a single first-class game and showed his gratitude to his Railways captain Lala Amarnath by scoring a double-century on Ranji debut.

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Budhi Kunderan

Budhi Kunderan

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Aug 1, 1965

Budhi Kunderan

Budhi Kunderan

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