Eknath solkar biography get eknath solkar full profile with all the records quotes and latest news. Statistically solkar remains test cricket s most successful fielder with 53 catches in just 27 matches of those who played at least ten the next best is bob simpson s.
One of the best shortleg fielder of the criketing history.
Eknath solkar fielding. Indian cricketer who anticipated the shots at forward short leg. As a fielder he made the forward short leg position his own. Eknath s teammate at sussex tony greig once said he was the best forward short leg i ve ever seen.
His fielding and catching contributed substantially to the success of india s spin quartet of bedi. He was famous for his outstanding close fielding. Solkar was renowned for his excellent close fielding of which he once remarked i only watch the ball his catches helped india to victory against england at the oval in 1971 the team s first test win in england.
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. Also have a look on eknath solkar career statistics and performance analysis with batting. Eknath solkar was a former indian cricketer who represented india in 27 tests and 7 odis.
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He was born in 1948 in mumbai maharashtra. 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. Solkar in many ways revolutionised close in fielding in cricket.
The art of fielding. He finished his 27 test career with 1 068. His record of 1 96 catches per match is staggering considering the fact that he was mostly stationed at either short leg or silly.