Former India all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni, best known for bowling a record 21 successive maiden overs in a Test match against England, died on Friday.
Nadkarni was a Mumbai and Maharashtra stalwart, having played 191 first-class matches, taken 500 wickets and scored 8880 runs. The Nashik-born Nadkarni made his Test debut against New Zealand in Delhi in 1955 and played his last Test at Auckland against the same opponent in 1968 under MAK Pataudi’s captaincy.
However, he rose to fame after he bowled 21 consecutive maidens. His figures in that Madras (now Chennai) Test read 32-27-5-0.