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Chandrakant Gulabrao “Chandu” Borde

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Chandrakant Gulabrao “Chandu” Borde

Born: 21 July 1934

  • He is a former cricketer who was a member of the Indian team between 1958 and 1970.
  • Following his retirement, he became a cricket administrator, serving as the Chairman of national selectors.
  • He has received various awards from the Government of India for his contributions to cricket, on and off the field.
  • He played a key part in India’s first victory over England in the Fourth Test played in Eden Gardens, Kolkata, scoring two half-centuries (68 and 61) and taking 3 wickets in the First Test.
  • In the next Test in Madras, India won again with Borde taking five wickets.
  • India’s tour of the West Indies in 1961/62 was disappointing, resulting in a 5–0 whitewash. Borde had a mediocre series scoring 244 runs at 24.4 and taking only six wickets.
  • He followed it with good performances in the next two series (England in India, and Australia tour of India) scoring 383 at 42.55 and taking ten wickets in eight Tests.
  • Outside his sole Test as captain in Australia, he had disappointing performances on the tours to Australia, England and New Zealand scoring 468 runs at 24.67 in 11 Tests with only four half-centuries.
  • Playing only as a specialist batsman, he was dropped as part of a youth selection policy, with his place taken by Gundappa Viswanath after the First Test against Australia at Brabourne Stadium.

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