Full name Ghulam Ahmed Hasan Mohammed Parkar
Born October 25, 1955, Kaluste, Maharashtra
Current age 61 years 150 days
Major teams India, Mumbai
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Only Test||England v India at Lord's, Jun 10-15, 1982 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v India at Leeds, Jun 2, 1982 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v India at Sialkot, Oct 31, 1984 scorecard|
|First-class span||1978/79 - 1985/86|
|List A span||1978/79 - 1985/86|
A dashing opening batsman and an outstanding cover fielder, Parkar was picked for the 1982 tour of England following some fine performances around the domestic cricket. But his Test career was limited to the minimum. He failed against the pace and swing of Willis and Botham and was out for six and one. His aggressive style of batting and his splendid fielding however made him a natural for the limited overs game and he enjoyed some success. Parkar was a stalwart for Bombay for several years and in the Ranji Trophy he scored 3087 runs (49.79). He was Sunil Gavaskar's able partner for many years and in the 1981-82 quarterfinal against Bengal the two put on 421 runs. (Partab Ramchand)
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