How sport inspires beyond cricket. Eknath solkar one of india s finest fielders was an inspiration off the field too he grew up in a one room hut with his parents and five siblings.
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.
Eknath solkar family. Solkar 1948 2005 is a former indian test and odi cricketer who dazzled the world of cricket with his genuine all rounder skills. Eknath was born in mumbai on 18 march 1948 into a family associated with sports. His younger brother anant solkar has played first class cricket matches and ranji matches and has excelled in school cricket.
Indeed indian cricket is littered with stories of subaltern heroes none more so than my first cricket hero eknath solkar the son of a groundsman who went onto become a more than useful all. Eknath dhondu ekky solkar 18 march 1948 26 june 2005 was an indian all round cricketerwho played 27 tests and seven one day internationals for his country. He was born in bombay and died of heart attack in the same city at the age of 57.
Eknath solkar gives catch practice to his younger brother anant. Eknath solkar the former test allrounder and one of india s greatest close in catchers has died in mumbai at the age of 57 after suffering a heart attack solkar had been unwell for some time. He was a right handed batsman who played in 22 tests and 1 odi for india.
Eknath solkar was a former indian cricketer who represented india in 27 tests and 7 odis. His full name was eknath dhondu solkar and he was born on. His father was the head grounds man at hindu gymkhana a social and sporting club in mumbai.
Thanks to a modest job his wife managed to get it helped the family stay afloat. In a split second he dived full length fell on his chest and pouched the ball inches from the ground. Ashok mankad was a former indian cricketer who represented the indian national team in tests and odis.
Eknath solkar solkar was a capable bat with a test century to his name and he could bowl fast as well as slow which earned him the distinction. Solkar moved from his position but saw that the ball was almost out of his reach.