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BS Chandrasekhar Profile, Records and Facts

B.S Chandrasekhar was a prolific leg spinner. He was named the Wisden cricketer of the year in 1972. Take a look here at his profile, records and facts.

Bhagwat Subramanya Chandrasekhar is a former Indian cricketer. who was born in Mysore on May 17 1945, when India was still under the British regime.

B.S Chandrasekhar was a prolific leg spinner. He was named the Wisden cricketer of the year in 1972.

He got affected by polio when he was 6 years old and that affected his right arm. Later he was cured. He got Wisden's award for "best bowling performance of the century" for India when he scalped six wickets by considering just 38 runs against England at the oval in 1971. When he was 10 he got cured of the polio disease and then he started playing cricket. Legendary Australian leg spinner Richie Benaud was an inspiration for him.

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Chandrasekhar was a right-arm leg spinner who played 58 test matches for India capturing 242 wickets at an average of 29.74 in a career that spanned sixteen years. He holds the dubious record of being one of only two players to have scored fewer runs(167) off his bat than wickets(242) taken in test cricket with another being New Zealand fast bowler Chris Martin. He is one of the sixteen players in India to take 50+ wickets in a calendar year(52) in the year 1976 with an average of 28.04 with 6/94 as the best figures and 3 five-wicket hauls in just 11 matches. When he was part of the Indian team he took 98 wickets in 14 wins in test cricket.

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He was influential in India's wins in England and was awarded the Arjuna award and the Padma Shri in 1972. As a batsman, he used to step into bat at no.11 and justified his spot. He was sent packing for a duck 23 times in 80 innings averaging one duck every four innings

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