Full name Mysore Gururao Vijayasarathi
Born December 11, 1906, Bangalore, Karnataka
Died June 30, 1979, Bangalore, Karnataka (aged 72 years 201 days)
Major teams Mysore
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak
Relation Son - MV Nagendra
|First-class span||1934/35 - 1942/43|
|Test debut||India v England at Delhi, Nov 2-7, 1951 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v Australia at Chennai, Jan 13-17, 1960 scorecard|
Mysore Vijayasarathi was an allrounder who played for Mysore for almost a decade. An offspinner and middle-order batsman, his first-class opportunities were restricted by the weakness of the side. On his debut in 1933-34 he took 6 for 43 against Madras but Mysore, bowled out for 48 and 59, still lost by an innings. While still a player he took up umpiring, a rare instance where the two careers overlapped, and throughout the 1950s he umpired in 13 Tests in India. His son, MV Nagendra, stood in 11 Tests and in 1960-61 the two became only the second father-and-son combination to stand in a first-class match (Mysore v Andhra). That was his penultimate match, the last coming three years later when he again stood with his son in a Ranji Trophy match.
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