|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 Margao, Goa|
|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.|
|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|
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’.