Veteran indian actor amol palekar said dilip sardesai helped shape indian cricket and that he would love to play sardesai s role if at all a biopic is made on the former india cricketer. Dilip narayan sardesai was born on august 8 1940 at margao goa.
Former indian test batsman dilip sardesai played 30 tests between 1961 till 1972 scoring 2001 runs including five centuries at an average of just fewer than 40 and nine fifties with the best of 212.
Dilip sardesai cricketer. Sardesai was born in ahmedabad gujarat to a goan father and a gujarati mother. Veteran indian actor amol palekar said dilip sardesai helped shape indian cricket and that he would love to play sardesai s role if at all a biopic is made on the former india cricketer. Cricketmash biographies the most detailed player sketches available on the web.
He was lucky to be picked it had looked as if his career was dead and buried he went on to be indian cricket s renaissance. Amol palekar spoke. Dilip narayan sardesai was the only cricketer born in goa to play for the indian national cricket team.
He was very handy lower middle order batsman both in test and first class cricket. In an exclusive chat with indranil basu on sportskeeda s facebook page mr. Dilip sardesai was the only goa born cricketer to play for india.
Dilip narayan sardesai pronunciation help info 8 august 1940 2 july 2007 was an indian international cricketer he played tests for the indian national team as a batsman the only goa born cricketer to play for india and was often regarded as one of india s best batsmen against spin although indian batsmen have been known to play better against spin. He completed his schooling up to icse from the campion school mumbai and did two years of isc at the. Dilip sardesai was born on 8 aug 1940.
The 1970 71 west indies tour was the last chance for dilip sardesai. Sardesai who would have turned 80 on saturday is widely hailed as the man responsible for the renaissance of indian cricket dilip sardesai. Dilip sardesai scored his first test half century against west indies at bridgetown in 1962.
Dilip sardesai was out hit wicket in his debut test against england at kanpur in 1961. He is still considered one of india s best batsmen against spin bowling. In his debut test innings dilip sardesai batted at number seven and scored 28.
Amol palekar won the filmfare award for best actor in 1980 for the film gol maal. His father dilip sardesai was a former indian test cricketer and his mother nandini is an activist in mumbai and former head of the department of sociology at st.