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Bhagwath Chandrasekhar
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Bhagwath Chandrasekhar

India
Bhagwath Chandrasekhar

INTL CAREER: 1964 - 1979

Full Name

Bhagwath Subramanya Chandrasekhar

Born

May 17, 1945, Mysore, Karnataka

Age

76y 35d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

TEAMS

For a nation starved of wins abroad, Chandra was a rare jewel: he was for long India's biggest match-winner overseas, with 42 wickets in five Tests. Batsmen didn't know quite what to expect from him and sometimes neither did Chandra himself, as he once admitted. An attack of polio in childhood left his right arm withered, but Chandra turned his handicap into an advantage. After a long, bouncing run-up, he delivered sharp googlies, spiteful topspinners and legbreaks at near medium-pace from the back of his hand with a whipping action. He could often be erratic, but no one among India's famed spin quartet was more likely to deliver an unplayable ball than Chandra. His 6 for 38 at The Oval in 1971 gave India their first series victory in England and he was instrumental in India's first win in Australia in 1978, taking 12 for 104 at Melbourne.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test588039167224.07000250
ODI1111111*-1384.610000
FC246244114600254.61001070
List A7322514*25.000010
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test58971596371992428/7912/10429.7465.9012162
ODI11563633/363/3612.005.1418.60000
FC246538172554710639/7224.0350.607519
List A742031184/614/6138.8752.50000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1963/64 - 1979/80
List A Matches
Span
1975/76 - 1977/78

Photos


Bishan Bedi and Bhagwat Chandrasekhar in retirement
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar
Bhagwath Chandrasekhar bowls
Ashok Mankad and Dilip Vengsarkar celebrate India's Test win in Australia
Roger Tolchard edges a ball off Bhagwath Chandrasekhar past Syed Kirmani