The 1946 Indian touring squad: Back row L to R: Abdul Hafeez Kardar,- S.W. Sohoni; R.S. Modi; R.B. Nimbalkar,- V.S. Hazare; Vinoo Mankad- D.D.Hindlekar, Middle row, L to R: P. Gupta (manager); S. Banerjee; V.M. Merchant, Nawab of Pataudi; CS. Nayudu; Mushtaq Ali; Front row, L to R: S. G. Shinde; CT Sarwate; Gul Mohammed. The Oval, 1946 © Wisden

  • 1946

    Dattaram Hindlekar © Wisden

  • Apr 21, 1936

    Vijay Merchant bats in the indoor nets of the Alan Fairfax Cricket School as his team-mates look on © Getty Images