He was a left handed batsman and a left arm medium pace bowler and also a left arm slow bowler as he could bowl fast as well as slow. He was born in bombay and died of heart attack in the same city at the age of 57.
He was famous for his outstanding close fielding.
Eknath solkar 1974. India tour of england 1974 news india s tour from hell india s wretched series against england in 1974 a test whitewash internal rows a slighted high commissioner and an opener in court. Find solkar s records biography centuries runs wickets. Day 4 began with india 2 for no loss and things went downhill quickly.
He finished his 27 test career with 1 068. He achieved little on india s disastrous tour of england in 1974 except to dismiss geoffrey boycott in three. Eknath dhondu ekky solkar pronunciation help info 18 march 1948 26 june 2005 was an indian all round cricketer who played 27 tests and seven one day internationals for his country.
Solkar was a fairly ordinary left arm seamer as his test record of 18 wickets at 59 44 confirms and in 1974 his main role along with abid ali was to take the shine off the new ball for the. Find the complete scorecard of england vs india 3rd test online. Eknath solkar was a former indian cricketer who represented india in 27 tests and 7 odis.
Pacers geoff arnold 4 for 19 and chris old 5 for 21 ran riot as india s batsmen fell like nine pins in just 17 overs. Indian cricketer who anticipated the shots at forward short leg. Solkar was a capable bat with a test century to his name and he could bowl fast as well as slow.
He was born in 1948 in mumbai maharashtra. Download images watch videos online. When eknath solkar got under the skin of geoff boycott leading to a three year self imposed exile from test cricket.
The second innings saw only one indian batsman getting to double digits eknath solkar with an unbeaten 18. Eknath solkar was a gutsy all round cricketer renowned for his brilliant close catching who was a regular in the india side during the early seventies.
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