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Indian Former Cricket Star Krishnamachari Srikkanth

by on November 25, 2012
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Indian Former Cricket Star Krishnamachari Srikkanth

Krishnamachari Srikkanth  hailing from India, was born on December 21,1959, in Madras. A vital element of the Indian cricket team, he was made its captain in 1989. In 1983, the Indian team, with Srikkanth as an indispensable member succeeded in winning the Prudential World  Trophy. He was the highest scorer for his team in the final of the World Cup, in 1983, India versus New Zealand. Again, he brought laurels to his team by winning World Cricket Championship of Benson & Hedges, in 1985. In 1985, his team won another World Championship. Srikkanth made the highest score for India, in the World Cup of 1983, India versus the West Indies. He was one of the fastest fielders from the Indian side, beside Sharma and Yashpal. He played for India in  43 Test matches and scored 2,062 runs, at an  average of 29.88. In 146 ODI matches, Srikkanth scored 4091 runs at an average of 29.1 including 4 centuries and 27 fifties.

In 1989, the Indian cricket team toured Pakistan under his captaincy. He handled his team fairly well, with the result that the four Tests played between the two countries, India and Pakistan, ended in a draw. The result achieved was stated to be praiseworthy by the spectators. However, Srikkanth’s batting performance  did not appeal the selectors and amidst  certain controversies he was dropped from the team. In 1991, he returned to the world  of cricket , played for a year but, unfortunately again got dropped. He played a total of 146 One Day Internationals and made 4,091 runs at an average of 29.01.

Srikkanth cannot be declared as a phenomenal performer but he was good at getting some runs for the Indian cricket team. He became exposed to many controversies which made his career almost impossible to continue. He did have the skills to lead the team but due to controversies, he was dropped more often eventually leading to a complete halt to his career.

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