Members of the Indian cricket team on Sunday sported black arm bands to honour former all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni, who died earlier this week. Nadkarni was 86 and is survived by his spouse and two daughters. He breathed his final on Friday. The Indian team took the sphere for the sequence-deciding third ODI in opposition to Australia wearing black arm bands as a mark of respect for Nadkarni. Nadkarni, a left-handed batsman and sluggish-left arm orthodox bowler, performed 41 Tests by which he scored 1414 runs and grabbed 88 wickets with 6/43 as his finest bowling figures.
Nadkarni was a Mumbai stalwart having performed 191 first-class matches and brought 500 wickets and scored 8880 runs. The Nashik-born Nadkarni made his Test debut in opposition to New Zealand in Delhi in 1955 and performed his final Test at Auckland in opposition to the identical opponents in 1968 underneath MAK Pataudi’s captaincy.
He rose to fame after he bowled 21 successive maidens. His figures in that Madras (now Chennai) Test learn 32-27-5-0.