Chandu Borde      

Full name Chandrakant Gulabrao Borde

Born July 21, 1934, Poona (now Pune), Maharashtra

Current age 86 years 182 days

Major teams India, Baroda, Maharashtra

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Relation Brother - RG Borde

Chandrakant Gulabrao Borde
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 55 97 11 3061 177* 35.59 5 18 37 0
First-class 251 370 57 12805 207* 40.91 30 72 160 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 55 54 5695 2417 52 5/88 6/132 46.48 2.54 109.5 2 1 0
First-class 251 20304 9044 331 8/52 27.32 2.67 61.3 14 3
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Mumbai (BS), Nov 28-Dec 3, 1958 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Mumbai (BS), Nov 4-9, 1969 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952/53 - 1972/73

He started out in the late fifties as India's most promising young batsman. In the early sixties, he was one of the country's leading allrounders. And from the mid to the late sixties, he was the bulwark of the Indian batting. So for just over a decade, Borde was very much in the thick of it all. The fact that he was the only Indian in the Rest of the World team that played Barbados in a commemoration match in 1967 speaks of the high regard that the cricketing world had for Borde's ubiquitous skills. As a batsman, he was capable of every stroke in the book. He modelled his batting after Vijay Hazare, but was a shade more adventurous. He was also a more than able legspinner, capable of winning matches for India, till a shoulder injury in 1964 curbed his bowling. As a fielder, Borde was one of the very best, initially excelling in the outfield and later doing fine work in close in positions.

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Feb 18, 2013

Chandu Borde at his home in Pune, February 18, 2013

Chandu Borde at his home in Pune

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Apr 6, 2007

Chandu Borde arrives for the second session of the BCCI meeting, Mumbai, April 6, 2007

Chandu Borde arrives for the second session of the BCCI meeting


Nov 2, 2003

Chandu Borde at Jaipur during the India A v England match, November 28, 2001

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