Nari Contractor      

Full name Nariman Jamshedji Contractor

Born March 7, 1934, Godhra, Gujarat

Current age 80 years 228 days

Major teams India, Gujarat, Railways

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Son - HN Contractor

Nariman Jamshedji Contractor
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 31 52 1 1611 108 31.58 1 11 18 0
First-class 138 234 18 8611 176 39.86 22 72 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 31 10 186 80 1 1/9 1/9 80.00 2.58 186.0 0 0 0
First-class 138 1040 26 4/85 40.00 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v New Zealand at Mumbai (BS), Dec 2-7, 1955 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v India at Kingston, Mar 7-12, 1962 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952-1971
Profile

One of the tragic figures of Indian cricket, Nari Contractor's career was cruelly cut short when he was struck on the skull by a short delivery from Charlie Griffith in the Indian tourists' colony game against Barbados in 1962. His life was in danger for some time and he needed several emergency operations to take him off the danger list. Almost two years later, the left handed opening batsman, the very epitome of courage, was playing first class cricket. But despite a brave attempt to stage a comeback to Test cricket, he never could quite make it.

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Former India captain Nari Contractor

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Nari Contractor

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Series Results
India v Australia at Delhi - Mar 22-24, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Mohali - Mar 14-18, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Mar 2-5, 2013
India won by an innings and 135 runs
India v Australia at Chennai - Feb 22-26, 2013
India won by 8 wickets
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