World Largest Search Engine Google Today Doodle on Indian Cricket Dilip Sardesai

Dilip Sardesai

Jaipur: The world’s largest search engine, Google today made a doodle on Indian Test Cricket Dilip Sardesai. Today is the 78th birth anniversary of Sardesai. He was born on August 8, 1940. Sardesai did not live long in cricket, but thanks to them, India learned to win overseas. Thanks to Dilip, India had defeated the West Indies for the first time.

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Dilip Sardesai had the record of making the highest score in a series, Sardesai had scored 642 runs in the West Indies tour in 1970-71. Sardesai started his cricket career against England in Kanpur in 1961. Sardesai played his last match against England in Delhi in 1972. Sardesai passed away on July 2, 2007 at 66 years of age.

Dilip Sardesai
Personal information
Born 8 August 1940
Margao, Goa
Died 2 July 2007 (aged 66)
Mumbai, India
Batting Right-hand bat (RHB)
Bowling Right-arm bowler
International information
National side
  • India
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 30 179
Runs scored 2001 10,230
Batting average 39.23 41.75
100s/50s 5/9 25/56
Top score 212 222
Balls bowled 59 791
Wickets 0 8
Bowling average 69.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in the match 0
Best bowling 2/15
Catches/stumpings 4 85


Test Hundreds

Double Centuries

  • 212 v  West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Feb 18–23, 1971
  • 200* v  New Zealand at Mumbai, Mumbai, Mar 12–15, 1965


  • 150 v West Indies at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Apr 1–6, 1971
  • 112 v  West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Mar 6–10, 1971
  • 106 v  New Zealand at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi, Mar 19–22, 1965

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