He took 41 wickets in 7 Tests. At the same time, in addition to scoring 21,936 runs from 48 centuries in 401 first class matches, he also took 1417 wickets.
Proctor scored 226 runs in 7 Tests at an average of 25.11 and took 41 wickets.
He was a shining star by playing only 7 test matches in international cricket. Yes, only 7 tests. Hard to believe for once. Because so many matches, players take international pressure and establish their feet only. But, he did that work in these 7 tests that the world started considering him as the best. Do you know who this player was? Mike Procter of South Africa. Now you will say that why suddenly mention them? So that is because today is the 75th birthday of this legendary all-rounder of South Africa. He was born in 1946, on the same day i.e. 15th September.
Mike Proctor did not play ODIs for South Africa. He went straight to Test matches and dominated. He played all these test matches against only one team of world cricket, Australia. In these 7 Tests, he took 41 wickets, out of which 26 wickets were taken only in the series of 4 Tests played against Australia in 1969-70. South Africa won this series 4-0. However, after these 7 Tests, he was banned from World Wide International.
6 consecutive centuries in first class cricket
In 1970-71, he scored 6 consecutive centuries in first-class cricket, which was equal to the world record. Actually, Proctor was the third player to accomplish this feat. Before him, Don Bradman and CB Fry had done this amazing. Mike Proctor, who played 7 Test matches for South Africa, took over the responsibility of match referee of the International Cricket Council after retiring from cricket. However, his tenure was full of controversies. Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh was banned for three matches in 2007-08 by Proctor for his racial remarks on Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds during the 2007-08 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. However, this ban was later withdrawn. Proctor scored 226 runs in 7 Tests at an average of 25.11 and took 41 wickets. At the same time, in addition to scoring 21,936 runs in 401 first-class matches, he also took 1417 wickets.
married tennis player
Talking about the personal pitch of his life, aside from cricket, he is married to South African tennis player Marina Godwin. Godwin’s major achievement on the tennis court was a place in the women’s singles quarterfinals of the 1968 US Open. Apart from this, she has also reached the third round of Wimbledon.
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