Google dedicates Doodle to Dilip Sardesai on his 78th birth anniversary

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 August 2018, 10:04 AM
Google dedicates Doodle to Dilip Sardesai on his 78th birth anniversary
Google dedicates Doodle to Dilip Sardesai on his 78th birth anniversary

Google on Wednesday is celebrating the 78th birth anniversary of former Indian cricketer Dilip Sardesai by honouring him with a Google Doodle. Sardesai, often regarded as India’s finest talent against spin bowling made his name in cricket while playing the inter-university Rohinton Baria Trophy in 1959-60, where he smashed 435 runs at a remarkable average of 87.

Dilip Sardesai made 87 runs in his first-class debut for Indian Universities against the visiting Pakistan team at Pune in 1960-61. He scored a brilliant knock of 202 against Madras University around the same time and was called up to represent Bombay in the Ranji Trophy.

He had scored over 1,000 first-class runs in three domestic season, which includes his highest score of 222 against Indian Starlets in the final of Moin-Ud-Dowlah Gold Cup Tournament.

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Sardesai was included in the Indian Cricket Cricketers of the Year list in 1960-61.

The elegant batsman breathed his last on 2 July 2007 following his admission in Bombay Hospital on 23 June due to a chest infection.

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Sardesai’s wife Nandini is a member of the Indian Censor Board for motion pictures and his son Rajdeep Sardesai, a prominent journalist. His daughter Shonali is a senior scientist at the World Bank, Washington.

First Published: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 09:46 AM
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