Full name Piloo Dara Reporter
Born September 24, 1938, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Current age 76 years 213 days
|Test debut||India v England at Delhi, Dec 12-17, 1984 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v England at Mumbai, Feb 19-23, 1993 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v Australia at New Delhi, Sep 28, 1984 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v Sri Lanka at Rajkot, Feb 15, 1994 scorecard|
Piloo Reporter was an umpire from a very early age, standing in local leagues in his early twenties and in the Ranji Trophy from the age of 29. He was a regular official in first-class games, eventually making his Test and ODI debut in 1984-85. In 1986-87, alongside VK Ramaswamy he became one of the first neutral officials to stand in a Test since 1912 when umpiring a match between Pakistan and West Indies. He was the only Indian umpire to be selected for the 1992 World Cup. He wrote a book about his career, called An Umpire Remembers.
Dale Steyn on relationships, his beard, how growing up in the bush shaped him, and what attracted him to fast bowling
Do fast bowlers need verbal fisticuffs to generate aggression? Does sending a nightwatchman in always make sense? Is surpassing 100mph even possible?
Attacking play - particularly bowling - has been the team's hallmark down the decades, but not anymore it would seem
The boy from Burnley with magic in his wrist has surpassed all before him - with luck we will be able to enjoy his skill and application for a few more years yet
Azhar Ali's early steps in captaincy will be analysed extensively but he needs time to step out of the large shadows of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi
For New Zealand's wild child, there is probably no better place than county cricket right now
His current game is extremely premeditated, so as to delay taking risks, and it robs the innings of all natural flow