Motganhalli Jaisimha      

Full name Motganhalli Laxminarsu Jaisimha

Born March 3, 1939, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Died July 6, 1999, Sanikpuri, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh (aged 60 years 125 days)

Major teams India, Hyderabad (India)

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

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Motganhalli Laxminarsu Jaisimha
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 39 71 4 2056 129 30.68 3 12 12 17 0
First-class 245 388 27 13516 259 37.44 33 65 157 0
List A 4 4 2 125 75* 62.50 0 1 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 39 51 2097 829 9 2/54 2/54 92.11 2.37 233.0 0 0 0
First-class 245 27771 12873 431 7/45 29.86 2.78 64.4 18 3
List A 4 106 83 5 3/45 3/45 16.60 4.69 21.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Lord's, Jun 18-20, 1959 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Apr 13-19, 1971 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1954-1977
List A span 1973-1975
Profile

A stylist in the purest sense, Motganhalli Laxmanarsu Jaisimha brought a certain panache to everything he did. He opened the innings with the flair and poise we have now come to expect from Hyderabadi batsmen. No-one drove off the front foot - or knotted a tie - like ML Jai, it was said. Polite to a fault, warm and generous, he was a source of great inspiration to many Hyderabad cricketers, including Mohammad Azharuddin, who copied many things from Jai, not least the collar-up style that a younger generation wrongly believes is Azhar's trademark. Jaisimha's death in 1999, aged only 60, was widely mourned across the country.

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Motganhalli Jaisimha

Motganhalli Jaisimha

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May 1, 1959

ML Jaisimha made his Test debut at Lord's, May 1, 1959

ML Jaisimha made his Test debut at Lord's

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Tour Results
India v New Zealand at Chennai - Sep 11, 2012
New Zealand won by 1 run
India v New Zealand at Visakhapatnam - Sep 8, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
India v New Zealand at Bangalore - Aug 31-Sep 3, 2012
India won by 5 wickets
India v New Zealand at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Aug 23-26, 2012
India won by an innings and 115 runs
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