Bapu Nadkarni made his Delhi Test debut against New Zealand in 1955.
He played the last match in Auckland against New Zealand in 1968.
Dainik BhaskarJan 18, 2020, 12:36 AM IST Sports Desk. Former India all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni died at the age of 86. He breathed his last in Mumbai. Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar mourned the death of Nadkarni. He tweeted, "Very sad to hear about the demise of Shri Bapu Nadkarni. I grew up listening to his 21 consecutive Maidan records in Tests. My condolences to his family and loved ones. ”Nadkarni made his Delhi Test debut against New Zealand in 1955. At the same time, the last match was played against New Zealand in Auckland in 1968.
Nadkarni had scored 21 consecutive overs in the Madras (now Chennai) Test against England in 1963–64. He had then conceded just 5 runs in 32 overs. A total of 27 overs were thrown during that time. However, he had no success.
Very sad to hear about the demise of Shri Bapu Nadkarni. I grew up hearing about the record of him bowling 21 consecutive maiden overs in a test. My condolences to his family and dear ones.Rest in Peace Sir🙏. pic.twitter.com/iXozzyPMLZ
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 17, 2020
Nadkarni, who took 500 wickets in 191 first-class matches, was a left-handed batsman and left-arm spinner. He scored 1414 runs in 41 Tests for India. During this, a total of 88 wickets were also named. His best performance was 6 wickets for 43 runs. He took 500 wickets in 191 first-class matches for Mumbai. During this time, 8880 runs were also scored.
Thenadkarni bowled economically in 1960–61 against Pakistan, giving away just 23 runs in 32 overs in 1960–61 against Pakistan. Then Maiden was done in 24 overs. He did not even get a wicket. At the same time, 24 maidens were thrown out of 34 overs in the same series in Delhi. Had a wicket in his name for 24 runs.