Full name Virinchirpuram Krishnamoorthi Ramaswamy
Born April 26, 1945, Madras (now Chennai)
Current age 69 years 364 days
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||India v England at Chennai, Jan 13-18, 1985 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v New Zealand at Ahmedabad, Oct 29-Nov 2, 1999 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v West Indies at Vadodara, Nov 9, 1983 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v England at Cuttack, Jan 22, 2002 scorecard|
Married with one son and two daughters.
Profession: Indian Railways confidential assistant to the executive.
Interests: soccer, reading.
First-class umpiring debut 1973
International debut: 1983-84 (ODI), 1984-85 (Test)
Appointed to National Grid panel 1994
Dale Steyn on relationships, his beard, how growing up in the bush shaped him, and what attracted him to fast bowling
Do fast bowlers need verbal fisticuffs to generate aggression? Does sending a nightwatchman in always make sense? Is surpassing 100mph even possible?
Attacking play - particularly bowling - has been the team's hallmark down the decades, but not anymore it would seem
The boy from Burnley with magic in his wrist has surpassed all before him - with luck we will be able to enjoy his skill and application for a few more years yet
Azhar Ali's early steps in captaincy will be analysed extensively but he needs time to step out of the large shadows of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi
For New Zealand's wild child, there is probably no better place than county cricket right now
His current game is extremely premeditated, so as to delay taking risks, and it robs the innings of all natural flow