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Yajurvindra Singh      

Full name Yajurvindra Singh

Born August 1, 1952, Rajkot, Gujarat

Current age 62 years 28 days

Major teams India, Maharashtra, Saurashtra

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 1 109 43* 18.16 355 30.70 0 0 9 0 11 0
First-class 78 115 26 3765 214 42.30 9 83 0
List A 17 16 4 521 85* 43.41 0 4 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 4 120 50 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
First-class 78 1552 50 7/20 31.04 2 1
List A 17 319 224 8 2/41 2/41 28.00 4.21 39.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Bangalore, Jan 28-Feb 2, 1977 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Chennai, Sep 11-16, 1979 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1971-1982
List A span 1975-1982
Profile

It is not very often that a cricketer who has played only four Tests can lay claim to being the joint holder of two world records. And yet this remarkable feat stands against the name of Yajurvindra Singh. Moreover, his feat was even more creditable as it was achieved on his Test debut. And it is not a batting or bowling record but an even more rare fielding record. Brought into the side against England at Bangalore in 1976-77 to strengthen the middle-order batting, following some outstanding performances around the domestic circuit, he failed with the bat but in the first innings took five catches to equal the record held by Australia's Vic Richardson against South Africa in 1935-36. In the second he held two more and this saw him equal the the record held by Richardson's grandson Greg Chappell who took seven catches against England in 1974-75.

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Oct 10, 2003

Yajurvindra Singh celebrates a catch against England in the late 1970s

Yajurvindra Singh celebrates a catch

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