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.
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.
|Born||8 August 1940
|Died||2 July 2007 (aged 66)
|Batting||Right-hand bat (RHB)|
- 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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