Full name Gulam Hussain Bodi
Born January 4, 1979, Hathuran, India
Current age 38 years 110 days
Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Delhi Daredevils, Easterns, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Lions, Titans, Transvaal
Playing role Opening batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm chinaman
Education Azaadville Secondary
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v South Africa at Bulawayo, Aug 22, 2007 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 26, 2007 scorecard|
|Only T20I||South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth, Dec 16, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Titans v Lions at Benoni, Jan 15-18, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||1999/00|
|Last List A||Lions v Cape Cobras at Johannesburg, Jan 24, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Titans v Lions at Centurion, Apr 8, 2004 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Titans v Lions at Benoni, Jan 26, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|54||Lions||v Cape Cobras||Johannesburg||24 Jan 2015||LA|
|1, 0/19||Lions||v Titans||Benoni||15 Jan 2015||FC|
|9||Lions||v Cape Cobras||Potchefstroom||8 Jan 2015||FC|
|44||Lions||v Titans||Dobsonville||22 Aug 2014||Other OD|
|0||Lions||v Titans||Benoni||26 Jan 2014||T20|
|-||Lions||v Knights||Potchefstroom||24 Jan 2014||T20|
|9||Lions||v Dolphins||Durban||22 Jan 2014||T20|
|78||Lions||v Warriors||East London||19 Jan 2014||T20|
|36||Lions||v Titans||Potchefstroom||17 Jan 2014||T20|
|9||Lions||v Cape Cobras||Paarl||15 Jan 2014||T20|
Gulam Bodi was born in India but emigrated to South Africa as a teenager and went on to represent SA Schools and played for the Under-19 side in the World Cup. He came close to a national call-up as well - he was summoned to the West Indies but broke a finger - but then slipped from the radar. It had been his left-arm chinamen that first caught the eye, but the bowling took a back seat as he concentrated on his batting. The introduction of Pro20 brought a new lease of life to his game and after a successful run in the top order for the Titans he was named in the Twenty20 World Championship squad.
However, he did not get a game in the tournament. Earlier, in August 2007 he had made a fifty on ODI debut against Zimbabwe and followed it with a cameo, but has been left out of the international scene since then. Bodi, who was not seen as a first-choice opener by Titans largely due to the return of Jacques Rudolph, moved to Lions in January 2011. The following year he was a key part of Lions' run to the Champions League final. Bodi struck 208 runs in six matches, including three half-centuries, to finish as the second-highest run-getter in the league. The same year he was picked by Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League, but did not get a chance.
Bodi has scored over 10000 runs across first-class, List A and T20 cricket.
South Africa Player of the Year 2007
By learning how to subtly change the pace of his deliveries
Also, what's the record for most matches without scoring a run?