Kumar Shri Madhavsinhji Jadeja Indrajitsinhji
June 15, 1937, Jamnagar, Gujarat
March 12, 2011, Mumbai, (aged 73y 270d)
Right hand Bat
A competent wicketkeeper and a sound right-hand batsman, who could open or go in the middle order, Indrajitsinhji was perhaps unfortunate that the best part of his career coincided with those of Engineer and Kunderan, meaning his only chaces came when both of them were injured or out of favour. He got his big break when he played in all three Tests against Australia in 1964-65. He achieved only modest success both as batsman and wicketkeeper but enjoyed his moment of glory when he helped Chandu Borde to put on 32 runs for the unbroken ninth-wicket partnership to help India clinch a memorable two-wicket victory at
Bombay. However he did not do enough to consolidate his place in the side and Kunderan and Engineer kept him out until an injury to Engineer brought him back for one more Test - against New Zealand at Hyderabad in 1969-70. That remained the extent of Indrajitsinhji's Test career. But he was a major success in the Ranji Trophy while playing for both Delhi and Saurashtra. He was one of the first wicketkeepers to complete 100 dismissals in the national competition and in 1960-61 claimed 23 victims, then the record. In a first class career that stretched almost 20 years, Indrajitsinhji scored 3694 runs (26.76) with five centuries and had 210 dismissals, 133 of them caught.
Batting & Fielding