Rakesh Shukla      

Full name Rakesh Chandra Shukla

Born February 4, 1948, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Current age 71 years 16 days

Major teams India, Bengal, Delhi

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Relation Brother - A Shukla

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 121 148 29 3798 163* 31.91 6 17 71 0
List A 23 18 4 333 40 23.78 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 294 152 2 2/82 2/152 76.00 3.10 147.0 0 0 0
First-class 121 16846 7239 295 7/83 24.53 2.57 57.1 7 1
List A 23 697 501 14 3/25 3/25 35.78 4.31 49.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test India v Sri Lanka at Chennai, Sep 17-22, 1982 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1969/70 - 1985/86
List A span 1974/75 - 1984/85
Profile

One of the several Indian cricketers to have played just one Test, Rakesh Shukla was a pillar of strength for Delhi for many years. He had an excellent record in the Ranji Trophy where his allround skills were seen to good effect. A pugnacious late order batsman and a legbreak-googly bowler, Shukla took 313 wickets (18.98) in the national competition. With the bat his finest moment came in the 1981-82 final against Karnataka when he and Rajesh Peter added an unbeaten 118 runs for the ninth wicket to steer Delhi past Karnataka's first innings of 705 for a memorable triumph. In the only Test he played - against Sri Lanka at Madras in 1982-83 ,incidentally the first Test between the two countries - Shukla did not get to bat but finished with figures of 0 for 70 and 2 for 82, the prized wickets of Roy Dias and Duleep Mendis. But despite continuing to do well around the domestic circuit he was not considered again.
Partab Ramchand

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