Rajesh Kumar Chauhan
December 19, 1966, Ranchi, Bihar
Right hand Bat
Right arm Offbreak
On his Test recall after doubts had been expressed about his action, offspinner Rajesh Chauhan was unlucky enough to run into Sri Lanka's high-scoring batsmen on a placid pitch at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo in 1997-98, when his 78 overs cost 276 runs. He took only a single wicket as the hosts amassed 952 for 6 declared, the highest score in Test cricket. As India's captain said in the Wisden Almanack, "It was a terrible toss to win." Continuing doubts
about the legality of his action combined with mediocre performances led to him dropping out of contention for the Indian side.
Batting & Fielding