There was a time for this flamboyant batsman of the Indian team when he had scored five centuries in the team’s five finals.
GS Ramchand took part in 33 test matches for India. (symbolic picture)
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli intends to win the five-match Test series in England. Team India is sweating heavily for this. Indian batsmen and bowlers also showed their strength in the practice match against County XI. Although when the first Test between India and England will be played in Nottingham from 4th August, then the sights will be different, but before that we have brought for you such a scary story of an Indian cricketer against England that you can hear. You will surely be surprised. Talk about a cricketer of Team India whose birthday comes on this day i.e. 26th July.
Actually, GS Ramchand, the all-rounder of the Indian cricket team was born on 26 July 1927 in Karachi. Playing 33 Test matches for the Indian team, Ramchand started his career against England. This debut was so frightening that Ramchand could not open an account in either of the two innings of the test. This match was played in Leeds from 5 to 9 June 1952. In this first match of the series, the Indian team scored 293 runs in the first innings. In this, Vijay Manjrekar scored 133 runs while captain Vijay Hazare played an innings of 89 runs. Ramchand got out on zero. For England, spinner Jim Laker took four wickets and three victims came in the account of Fred Truman. In reply, England ended the first innings on 334 runs. Tom Graveney scored 71, Godfrey Evans scored 66 and Alan Watkins scored 48. Ghulam Ahmed took five wickets for India.
Team India’s five batsmen out for zero in the second innings
The fate of Team India’s second innings was even worse. The entire team was bundled out for 165 runs. Two half-centuries were scored for the team, but five batsmen could not even open the account. Ramchand was once again involved in this. Captain Vijay Hazare and Dattu Phadkar were among those who scored half-centuries. Hazare scored 56 and Dattu scored 64 runs. This time Fred Truman and Roli Jenkins took four wickets each for England. England got a target of 125 runs to win, which they achieved by losing 3 wickets. In this way, England won this match by seven wickets.
16 centuries and 255 wickets
Right-arm batsman and right-arm medium pacer GS Ramchand has appeared in 33 Test matches for the Indian cricket team. He scored 1180 runs at an average of 24.58 while remaining unbeaten 5 times in 53 innings of these Tests. If he scored two centuries, he also scored 5 fifty. He also took 20 catches in this most prestigious format of the game. As far as bowling is concerned, he made 41 batsmen his victim in 33 Tests. In this, the performance of 6 wickets for 49 runs in the innings was the best. Ramchand played 145 matches in his first-class career and scored 6026 runs at an average of 36.30. In this, 16 centuries and 28 half-centuries also came out of his bat. He did even better in bowling and in 145 first-class matches, he made 255 batsmen his prey. The best performance in this was eight wickets for 12 runs.
Team India got a crushing defeat by 196 runs in the first test, England won by this giant’s double century