B. S. Chandrasekhar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from BS Chandrasekhar)
Jump to: navigation, search
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar
Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 58 1
Runs scored 167 11
Batting average 4.07
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 22 11*
Balls bowled 15963 56
Wickets 242 3
Bowling average 30.5 12.00
5 wickets in innings 16
10 wickets in match 2 n/a
Best bowling 8/79 3/36
Catches/stumpings 25/- -/-
Source: [1], 4 February 2006

This infobox contains a lot of information about international and domestic cricket players.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status
Name name Player's commonly used 'cricket' name (e.g. Len Hutton, AB de Villiers) string empty required
Image image Image of player.jpg (or Cricket_no_pic.png if no image) wiki-file-name Cricket_no_pic.png optional
Image_size image_size no description unknown empty optional
Imagesize imagesize no description unknown empty optional
Alt alt no description unknown empty optional
Caption caption no description unknown empty optional
Fullname fullname no description unknown empty optional
Birth_date birth_date no description unknown empty optional
Birth_place birth_place no description unknown empty optional
Death_date death_date no description unknown empty optional
Death_place death_place no description unknown empty optional
Nickname nickname no description unknown empty optional
Height height no description unknown empty optional
Heightft heightft no description unknown empty optional
Heightm heightm no description unknown empty optional
Batting batting no description unknown empty optional
Bowling bowling no description unknown empty optional
Role role no description unknown empty optional
Family family no description unknown empty optional
Heightinch heightinch no description unknown empty optional
Heightcm heightcm no description unknown empty optional
International international no description unknown empty optional
Female female Enter "true" if female string empty optional
Country country no description unknown empty optional
Country2 country2 no description unknown empty optional
Country3 country3 no description unknown empty optional
Onetest onetest no description unknown empty optional
Testcap testcap no description unknown empty optional
Testcap2 testcap2 no description unknown empty optional
Testdebutagainst testdebutagainst no description unknown empty optional
Testdebutdate testdebutdate no description unknown empty optional
Testdebutyear testdebutyear no description unknown empty optional
Testdebutfor testdebutfor no description unknown empty optional
Lasttestagainst lasttestagainst no description unknown empty optional
Lasttestdate lasttestdate no description unknown empty optional
Lasttestyear lasttestyear no description unknown empty optional
Lasttestfor lasttestfor no description unknown empty optional
Oneodi oneodi no description unknown empty optional
Odicap odicap no description unknown empty optional
Odicap2 odicap2 no description unknown empty optional
Odidebutagainst odidebutagainst no description unknown empty optional
Odidebutdate odidebutdate no description unknown empty optional
Odidebutyear odidebutyear no description unknown empty optional
Odidebutfor odidebutfor no description unknown empty optional
Lastodiagainst lastodiagainst no description unknown empty optional
Lastodidate lastodidate no description unknown empty optional
Lastodiyear lastodiyear no description unknown empty optional
Lastodifor lastodifor no description unknown empty optional
Odishirt odishirt no description unknown empty optional
OneT20I oneT20I no description unknown empty optional
T20Icap T20Icap no description unknown empty optional
T20Icap2 T20Icap2 no description unknown empty optional
T20Idebutagainst T20Idebutagainst no description unknown empty optional
T20Idebutdate T20Idebutdate no description unknown empty optional
T20Idebutyear T20Idebutyear no description unknown empty optional
T20Idebutfor T20Idebutfor no description unknown empty optional
LastT20Iagainst lastT20Iagainst no description unknown empty optional
LastT20Idate lastT20Idate no description unknown empty optional
LastT20Iyear lastT20Iyear no description unknown empty optional
LastT20Ifor lastT20Ifor no description unknown empty optional
T20Ishirt T20Ishirt no description unknown empty optional
Club1 club1 no description unknown empty optional
Year1 year1 no description unknown empty optional
Clubnumber1 clubnumber1 no description unknown empty optional
Year2 year2 no description unknown empty optional
Club2 club2 no description unknown empty optional
Clubnumber2 clubnumber2 no description unknown empty optional
Year3 year3 no description unknown empty optional
Club3 club3 no description unknown empty optional
Clubnumber3 clubnumber3 no description unknown empty optional
Year4 year4 no description unknown empty optional
Club4 club4 no description unknown empty optional
Clubnumber4 clubnumber4 no description unknown empty optional
Year5 year5 no description unknown empty optional
Club5 club5 no description unknown empty optional
Clubnumber5 clubnumber5 no description unknown empty optional
Year6 year6 no description unknown empty optional
Club6 club6 no description unknown empty optional
Clubnumber6 clubnumber6 no description unknown empty optional
Year7 year7 no description unknown empty optional
Club7 club7 no description unknown empty optional
Clubnumber7 clubnumber7 no description unknown empty optional
Year8 year8 no description unknown empty optional
Club8 club8 no description unknown empty optional
Clubnumber8 clubnumber8 no description unknown empty optional
Year9 year9 no description unknown empty optional
Club9 club9 no description unknown empty optional
Clubnumber9 clubnumber9 no description unknown empty optional
Year10 year10 no description unknown empty optional
Club10 club10 no description unknown empty optional
Clubnumber10 clubnumber10 no description unknown empty optional
Year11 year11 no description unknown empty optional
Club11 club11 no description unknown empty optional
Clubnumber11 clubnumber11 no description unknown empty optional
Year12 year12 no description unknown empty optional
Club12 club12 no description unknown empty optional
Clubnumber12 clubnumber12 no description unknown empty optional
Year13 year13 no description unknown empty optional
Club13 club13 no description unknown empty optional
Clubnumber13 clubnumber13 no description unknown empty optional
Year14 year14 no description unknown empty optional
Club14 club14 no description unknown empty optional
Clubnumber14 clubnumber14 no description unknown empty optional
Year15 year15 no description unknown empty optional
Club15 club15 no description unknown empty optional
Clubnumber15 clubnumber15 no description unknown empty optional
Onetype1 onetype1 no description unknown empty optional
Type1 type1 no description unknown empty optional
Debutagainst1 debutagainst1 no description unknown empty optional
Debutdate1 debutdate1 no description unknown empty optional
Debutyear1 debutyear1 no description unknown empty optional
Debutfor1 debutfor1 no description unknown empty optional
Lastagainst1 lastagainst1 no description unknown empty optional
Lastdate1 lastdate1 no description unknown empty optional
Lastyear1 lastyear1 no description unknown empty optional
Lastfor1 lastfor1 no description unknown empty optional
Onetype2 onetype2 no description unknown empty optional
Type2 type2 no description unknown empty optional
Debutagainst2 debutagainst2 no description unknown empty optional
Debutdate2 debutdate2 no description unknown empty optional
Debutyear2 debutyear2 no description unknown empty optional
Debutfor2 debutfor2 no description unknown empty optional
Lastagainst2 lastagainst2 no description unknown empty optional
Lastdate2 lastdate2 no description unknown empty optional
Lastyear2 lastyear2 no description unknown empty optional
Lastfor2 lastfor2 no description unknown empty optional
Umpire umpire no description unknown empty optional
Testsumpired testsumpired no description unknown empty optional
Umptestdebutyr umptestdebutyr no description unknown empty optional
Umptestlastyr umptestlastyr no description unknown empty optional
Odisumpired odisumpired no description unknown empty optional
Umpodidebutyr umpodidebutyr no description unknown empty optional
Umpodilastyr umpodilastyr no description unknown empty optional
Twenty20sumpired twenty20sumpired no description unknown empty optional
Umptwenty20debutyr umptwenty20debutyr no description unknown empty optional
Umptwenty20lastyr umptwenty20lastyr no description unknown empty optional
Fcumpired fcumpired no description unknown empty optional
Umpfcdebutyr umpfcdebutyr no description unknown empty optional
Umpfclastyr umpfclastyr no description unknown empty optional
Listaumpired listaumpired no description unknown empty optional
Umplistadebutyr umplistadebutyr no description unknown empty optional
Umplistalastyr umplistalastyr no description unknown empty optional
T20umpired t20umpired no description unknown empty optional
Umpt20debutyr umpt20debutyr no description unknown empty optional
Umpt20lastyr umpt20lastyr no description unknown empty optional
Columns columns no description unknown empty optional
Column1 column1 no description unknown empty optional
Column2 column2 no description unknown empty optional
Column3 column3 no description unknown empty optional
Column4 column4 no description unknown empty optional
Matches1 matches1 no description unknown empty optional
Matches2 matches2 no description unknown empty optional
Matches3 matches3 no description unknown empty optional
Matches4 matches4 no description unknown empty optional
Runs1 runs1 no description unknown empty optional
Runs2 runs2 no description unknown empty optional
Runs3 runs3 no description unknown empty optional
Runs4 runs4 no description unknown empty optional
Bat avg1 bat avg1 no description unknown empty optional
Bat avg2 bat avg2 no description unknown empty optional
Bat avg3 bat avg3 no description unknown empty optional
Bat avg4 bat avg4 no description unknown empty optional
100s/50s1 100s/50s1 no description unknown empty optional
100s/50s2 100s/50s2 no description unknown empty optional
100s/50s3 100s/50s3 no description unknown empty optional
100s/50s4 100s/50s4 no description unknown empty optional
Top score1 top score1 no description unknown empty optional
Top score2 top score2 no description unknown empty optional
Top score3 top score3 no description unknown empty optional
Top score4 top score4 no description unknown empty optional
Hidedeliveries hidedeliveries no description unknown empty optional
Deliveries1 deliveries1 no description unknown empty optional
Deliveries2 deliveries2 no description unknown empty optional
Deliveries3 deliveries3 no description unknown empty optional
Deliveries4 deliveries4 no description unknown empty optional
Wickets1 wickets1 no description unknown empty optional
Wickets2 wickets2 no description unknown empty optional
Wickets3 wickets3 no description unknown empty optional
Wickets4 wickets4 no description unknown empty optional
Bowl avg1 bowl avg1 no description unknown empty optional
Bowl avg2 bowl avg2 no description unknown empty optional
Bowl avg3 bowl avg3 no description unknown empty optional
Bowl avg4 bowl avg4 no description unknown empty optional
Fivefor1 fivefor1 no description unknown empty optional
Fivefor2 fivefor2 no description unknown empty optional
Fivefor3 fivefor3 no description unknown empty optional
Fivefor4 fivefor4 no description unknown empty optional
Tenfor1 tenfor1 no description unknown empty optional
Tenfor2 tenfor2 no description unknown empty optional
Tenfor3 tenfor3 no description unknown empty optional
Tenfor4 tenfor4 no description unknown empty optional
Best bowling1 best bowling1 no description unknown empty optional
Best bowling2 best bowling2 no description unknown empty optional
Best bowling3 best bowling3 no description unknown empty optional
Best bowling4 best bowling4 no description unknown empty optional
Catches/stumpings1 catches/stumpings1 no description unknown empty optional
Catches/stumpings2 catches/stumpings2 no description unknown empty optional
Catches/stumpings3 catches/stumpings3 no description unknown empty optional
Catches/stumpings4 catches/stumpings4 no description unknown empty optional
Source source no description unknown empty optional
Date date no description unknown empty optional
Year year no description unknown empty optional

Bhagwat Subramanya Chandrasekhar (informally Chandra; born 17 May 1945) is a former Indian cricketer who played as a leg spinner. Considered among the top echelon of leg spinners, Chandrasekhar along with E.A.S. Prasanna, Bishen Singh Bedi and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan constituted the Indian spin quartet that dominated spin bowling during the 1960s and 1970s.[1] At a very young age, polio left his right arm withered. Chandrasekhar played 58 Test matches, capturing 242 wickets at an average of 29.74 in a career that spanned sixteen years.[1]

Chandrasekhar was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1972 and won Wisden's "Best bowling performance of the century" award in 2002, for his six wickets for 38 runs against England at the Oval in 1971.[2]

Biography[edit]

Chandrasekhar was born in 1945 in Mysore, where he had his primary education.[3] He developed an early interest in cricket watching the playing styles of Australian leg spinner Richie Benaud. An attack of polio at the age of six left his right arm withered. At the age of 10, his hand had recovered and Chandrasekhar started playing cricket.[3]

By that time his family relocated to Bangalore and he got an opportunity to play for "City Cricketers".[3] In an interview, Chandrasekhar stated that he joined up mainly to get a chance to play with the leather ball.[3] While playing on the streets of Bangalore, he had mainly used a rubber ball. While playing for the club, Chandrasekhar tried different bowling styles that also included fast bowling.[3] It was in 1963 that he decided to play as a leg spin bowler. His idea proved to be right as he was soon selected for the national side.[3]

Making his Test debut for India against England at Bombay in 1964, he collected four wickets in the match. He was named the Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year the same year. Chandrasekhar was influential in setting up India's first victory in England when he picked up six wickets for 38 runs at The Oval in 1971; the bowling was named the "Indian Bowling performance of the century" by Wisden in 2002.[4] Wisden noted that, "[Chandrasekhar] was wonderfully accurate for a bowler of his type, and his extra pace made him a formidable proposition even on the sluggish Oval pitch."[5] His consistent bowling performances in 1971 earned him being named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1972.[4]

In a Test against New Zealand in 1976, Chandrasekhar and Prasanna took 19 wickets and were crucial in setting up India's win. Attributed to him is a famous umpire-directed quote, made during a day of bad decisions in New Zealand after several of his lbw appeals were given not out: "I know he is bowled, but is he out?"[6][7] Chandrasekhar also played a major role in India's victory in Australia in 1977–78.[1]

Chandrasekhar had minimal batting skills, finishing with a Test average of 4.07.[8] He was given a special Gray-Nicholls bat during the 1977–78 Australian tour with a hole in it to commemorate the four ducks he scored,[9] and he has 23 Test ducks to his credit.[10] He also holds the dubious distinction of scoring fewer runs (167) off his bat than wickets (242) taken in Test cricket;[8] the only other cricketer with this distinction over a significant Test career is New Zealand fast bowler Chris Martin.[11]

Honours and recognitions[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c S Rajesh (12 September 2011). "When spin was king". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "This is my finest hour: Kapil Dev". The Sportstar Vol. 25 No. 31. 8 March 2002. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Muddie, Raggi (27 September 2011). "The Spin Wizard – B S Chandrashekhar". Karnataka.com. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b H Natarajan. "Players / India / Bhagwath Chandrasekhar". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Williamson, Martin (13 August 2011). "India's day of glory". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "India's Aussie tour: Sissy Australians and dumb umpires", Merinews, 6 Jan 2008 
  7. ^ Dilip Vengsarkar (23 October 1999), "Nothing to Crowe about", Rediff 
  8. ^ a b Frindall, Bill (2009). Ask Bearders. BBC Books. pp. 44–45. ISBN 978-1-84607-880-4. 
  9. ^ Hanon, Peter (12 November 2011). "Polio clean bowled". The Age. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Records / Test matches / Batting records / Most ducks in career". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  11. ^ Steven Lynch (20 December 2011). "Hughes' familiar problem, and Steyn's wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954-2011)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "List of Arjuna Award Winners". Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Archived from the original on 25 December 2007. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 

External links[edit]