Profile, Biography and Career of Former Indian Cricketer Bhagwath Chandrasekhar, a great Spinner


This article is about one of the famous Indian spinner Bhagwath Chandrasekhar, who has made Indian Team winner in a number of test matches played overseas including Indias first ever victory in Test Cricket in England and first ever victory in Australian in Test Matches. Here is provided the profile, biography and career of this great spinner including some interesting things about the player.

Biography and Cricket Career of Bhagwath Chandrasekhar


Bhagwath Chandrasekhar is conridered to be one of the exceptional spinner in the history of Indian Cricket. It is due to his superb bowling performance at The Oval in 1971 against England, India managed to win their First Ever Test Match in England and a series win also.

Bhagwath Chandrasekhar, born in Mysore city of Karnataka was infected of Polio in his childhood in Right Arm, which forces him to bowl with left hand.

He started his Test Career against England in Mumbai in year 1964, where he got 5 wickets in the Debut Match including a fine figures of 4/67 in the England's 1st Innings. Later in his career he played with other famous Indian spinners like Bishan Singh Bedi, Prasanna, and Venkatraghavan.

During the tour of Australia in 1978, his 12 wickets in a match resulted in India's first victory in Australia. Chandrasekhar was always very impressive in Overseas Matches. He also had been the part of the ODI Cricket registering only one match to his career, but he impressed in that match with a bowling figures of 3 wickets by giving just 36 Runs. His effort in The Oval against England in 1971, is awarded as the Best Bowling Performance of the Century, where his bowling figures were 6/38 in the 2nd Innings of England.

Profile of Bhagwath Chandrasekhar


Full Name : Bhagwath Subramanya Chandrasekhar
Date of Birth : 17th May, 1945
Birth Place : Mysore (Karnataka), India
Batting Style : Right Hand Batsman
Bowling Style : Legbreak Bowler
Teams : India, Karnataka, Mysore

Cricket Records of Bhagwath Chandrasekhar


Bowling Record
  • Test Matches - 58 Matches, 15963 Balls, 7199 Runs, 242 Wickets, 29.74 Average

  • ODIs - 1 Match, 56 Balls, 36 Runs, 3 Wickets, 12.00 Average

  • First Class Cricket - 246 Matches, 53817 Balls, 25547 Runs, 1063 Wickets, 24.03 Average

  • List A Cricket - 7 Matches, 420 Balls, 311 Runs, 8 Wickets, 38.87 Average


Batting Record
  • Test Matches - 58 Matches, 80 Innings, 167 Runs, 4.07 Average

  • ODIs - 1 Match, 1 Inning, 11 Runs

  • First Class Cricket - 246 Matches, 244 Innings, 600 Runs, 4.61 Average

  • List A Cricket - 7 Matches, 3 Innings, 25 Runs, 25.00 Average


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