Rakesh Shukla

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Rakesh Shukla
Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 121
Runs scored - 3798
Batting average - 31.91
100s/50s -/- 6/17
Top score - 163*
Balls bowled 294 16846
Wickets 2 295
Bowling average 76.00 24.53
5 wickets in innings - 7
10 wickets in match - 1
Best bowling 2/82 7/83
Catches/stumpings -/- 71/-
Source: [1]

Rakesh Chandra Shukla About this sound pronunciation  (born 4 February 1948, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh) is a former Indian cricketer who played in one Test in 1982.

He was leg-break-googly-bowler and a decent hard-hitting batsman also. Those days all-rounders were not given the recognition unlike later years. With spin quartet of Bishan Singh Bedi, B. S. Chandrasekhar, S. Venkataraghavan and Erapalli Prasanna he couldn't break into Indian team. In his later years youngsters like Maninder Singh and Ravi Shastri were preferred. He would have made a better cricketer if One-day cricket was common like later years.

Shukla is now a Cricket Consultant, giving his guidance to future cricketers as well as Cricketing professionals.