Manohar Hardikar

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Manohar Hardikar
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat (RHB)
Bowling style Right arm off-break, Right-arm medium pace
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 2 74
Runs scored 56 2,592
Batting average 18.67 45.46
100s/50s 0/0 8/20
Top score 32* 207*
Balls bowled 108 5916
Wickets 1 74
Bowling average 55.00 31.66
5 wickets in innings - 2
10 wickets in match - 0
Best bowling 1/9 8/39
Catches/stumpings 3 49
Source: [1]

Manohar Shankar Hardikar About this sound pronunciation  (born 8 February 1936 in Baroda - died on 4 February 1995 in Bombay ) was an Indian Test cricketer.

Hardikar represented India in two Tests against West Indies in 1958/9. He was dismissed by Roy Gilchrist off the very first ball that he faced in Test cricket. He then took a wicket with his third ball in Test cricket by dismissing Rohan Kanhai. In the second innings, he scored 32* and added 85* with G.S. Ramchand which saved India from a possible defeat. In the next Test, Hardikar was nearly killed when a beamer grazed his head and went for four.[citation needed] He played no more international matches but was involuntarily involved in the controversy that led to the resignation of Polly Umrigar later in the series.

He played for Bombay from 1955/56 to 1967/68. In the Ranji final in his first year, he took a career best 8 for 39 against Bengal. He captained Bombay in twelve matches, winning five and drawing the rest. Bombay won the title in 1965/66 and 1967/68 under his captaincy.

Hardikar died of cancer in 1995.

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