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Dilip Sardesai Bio, Biography, Born, Death and Cause, Wife, Son, Daughter, Career Statistics and Google Doodle 2018

On 8 August 2018, Google Doodle Celebrates Dilip Sardesai on what would have been his 78th Birthday

Dilip Sardesai Bio

Dilip Narayan Sardesai was born on 8 August 1940 in Margao, Goa and died on 2 July 2007, Mumbai. He was an Indian Test cricketer. He was the only Goa-born cricketer to play for India and was often regarded as India’s best batsman against spin bowling.

On 8 August 2018, Google Doodle celebrates Sardesai who became one of the legendary batsmen for India. He grew up in India’s western coast, Goa, where there were no Test cricket grounds approved for national matches.

Born 8 August 1940 in  MargaoGoa
Died 2 July 2007 (aged 66) in Mumbai, India
Cause of Death Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Sardesai  was admitted to Bombay Hospital on 23 June 2007 following a chest infection, he died a week later on 2 July 2007.
Honoured by Google Doodle On 8 August 2018, Google Doodle celebrates Sardesai who became one of the legendary batsmen for India on what would have been his 78th Birthday.
WIfe Nandini Sardesai
Daughter  Shonali,  a senior social scientist at the World Bank in Washington DC
Son Rajdeep Sardesai, an Indian News anchor
Batting Right-hand bat (RHB)
Bowling Right arm bowler

International information

National side

Career statistics

Competition Tests First-class
Matches 30 179
Runs scored 2001 10,230
Batting average 39.23 41.75
100s/50s 5/9 25/55
Top score 212 222
Balls bowled 59 791
Wickets 0 8
Bowling average 69.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/15
Catches/stumpings 4 85

Dilip Sardesai Biography

Sardesai made his first mark in cricket in the inter-university Rohinton Baria Trophy in 1959– 60 where he made 435 runs at an average of 87. He made his first-class cricket debut for Indian Universities against the touring Pakistan team at Pune in 1960–61, scoring 87 in 194 minutes. His immediate success led to selection for the Board President’s XI against the same team at Bangalore, where he scored 106*, and then as a standby in the final match of the Test series. He scored 202 against Madras University at about the same time and was then selected to represent Bombay in the Ranji Trophy. He was one of the five Indian Cricket Cricketers of the Year in 1960–61.

Dilip Sardesai Death and Cause

Sardesai used to split his time between his flat in Bombay and house in Goa. He died on 2 July 2007 at 9:15 pm (IST),  having been admitted to Bombay Hospital on 23 June 2007 following a chest infection.

Dilip Sardesai Family

He was survived by his wife, Nandini Sardesai, who is a sociologist and a member of the Indian Censor Board for motion pictures. His son Rajdeep Sardesai is a prominent journalist, earned a blue for Oxford University in cricket. He was the Editor-in-Chief of IBN18 Network, which includes CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat from where he left in July 2014. His daughter, Shonali, is a senior social scientist at the World Bank in Washington DC. His son-in-law Taimur Baig is the Principal Economist at Monetary Authority in Singapore. His daughter-in-law Sagarika Ghose is a Rhodes Scholar, journalist and author. His grandchildren are Ishan, Tarini and Aman.

Sardesai was popularly known as ‘Sardee-man’. During his successful 1970–71 tour there, Sardesai was asked at the airport whether he had anything to declare. ‘I have come here with runs’, he replied, ‘and I’ll go back with more’.

 

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