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C.K. Nayudu

21.04.2014 20:33 EDT
C.K. Nayudu
Personal information
Born31 October 1895, Nagpur [ 1 ]
Died14 November 1967(aged 72), Indore
Batting styleRight-hand bat (RHB)
Bowling styleRight-arm slow medium
International information
National side
*. Indian
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Runs scored35011,825
Batting average25.0035.94
Top score81200
Bowling average42.8829.28
5 wickets in innings-12
10 wickets in match-2
Best bowling3/407/44
Catches/ stumpings4170/1
Source: [1]
Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu( pronunciation(31 October 1895 – 14 November 1967), also known as 'CK', was the first captain of the Indian cricket teamin Test matches. He played first-class cricket regularly till 1958, and returned for one last time in 1963 at the age of 68. In 1923, the ruler of Holkarinvited him to Indoreand made him a Captain (land and air)in his army, conferring on him the honour of a Colonel in Holkar's Army.
Arthur Gilliganled the first MCCtour to India in the 1926-27 season. For the Hindus at Bombay Gymkhana, Nayudu hit 153 in 116 minutes with 11 sixes. One of the sixes, off Bob Wyatt, landed on the roof of the Gymkhana. The MCC presented him with a silver bat in recognition of that innings. He was also the first Indian cricketer to endorse a brand (Bathgate Liver Tonic) in 1941.
Nayudu As Captain
H.H. Natwarsinhji Bhavsinhji]] (Captain), seated 3rd from right with K. S. Limbdi(Vice-captain) sitting on his right and C. K. Nayudu sitting on his left.
India made its debut at Lord's under Col. C K Nayudu. In its first Test tour of England with the Maharaja of Porbandaras captain and Ghanshyamsinhji of Limbdias vice-captain. Two weeks before the trip, Porbandar dropped out on reasons of health and Limbdi took over. But Limbdi suffered a back injury that ruled him out of the Test and just before the start of India's inaugural Test, Nayudu was appointed captain of the Indian team.
Nayudu took part in all 26 of the first-class matches on the tour, scoring 1,618 runs at an averageof 40.45 in the first-class matches and 1,842 overall, and taking 65 wickets. Wisdenchose him as a Cricketer of the Yearthe next year. Nayudu hit 32 sixes, which was the most by anyone in the season. CK's best stint was playing at Edgbaston, where he hit a ball into the River Rhea, and thus, technically, into the next county.
Tall and debonair, often with a kerchief knotted jauntily round his neck, CK was popularly known for his sartorial style on field. CK's close companion, Syed Mushtaq Ali, also known for his fearless and dashing cricket, played with CK in several matches together. Mushtaq Ali fondly called CK 'a tiger on the field'.
In the 1933-34 season, Douglas Jardinevisited India with a formidable, though not full strength, MCCteam. For the Punjab Governor's XI, Nayudu scored a hundred. He was retained as the captain of the Test series. The first ever Test in India, held at the Bombay Gymkhanabetween 15 and 18 December, was watched by over 100,000 spectators. India lost the series by two Tests to nil.
Early career
Nayudu was born in Nagpurin a Kapu Naidufamily and played almost all his cricket for Central India. He was drafted in the school team at the age of seven, and showed promise for a bright future. He made his first classdebut in 1916 in the Bombay Triangular. For the Hindus against the Europeans, he came in to bat at No.9 with his team tottering at 79 for 7. He blocked his fin six different decades. He made his last appearance in the Ranji Trophyin 1956-57, aged 62, scoring 52 in his last innings for Uttar Pradesh. Earlier in the season he had made 84 against Rajasthan, striking Vinoo Mankadfor two sixes. His final outing was in a charity match in 1963-64, when he played for the MaharashtraGovernor's XI against the Maharashtra Chief Minister's XI. [ 2 ]
Six decades in cricket
Nayudu was the first cricketer to be honoured with the Padma Bhushan.[ citation needed]
The CK Nayudu Award is the highest-revered award for captaincy and lifetime achievement in Indian cricket.[ citation needed]
One of Nayudu's daughters, Chandra, wrote a book on her father,C. K. Nayudu: A Daughter Remembers.
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Batting and fielding averages Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St Tests 7 14 0 350 81 25.00 0 2 1 4 0 First-class 207 344 15 11825 200 35.94 26 58 170 1 Bowling averages Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10 Tests 7 10 858 386 9 3/40 3/40 42.88 2.69 95.3 0 0 0 First-class 207 25798 12038 411 7/44 29.28 2.79 62.7 12 2 Career statistics Test debut England v India at Lord's, Jun 25-28, 1932 scorecard Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-18, 1936 scorecard Test statistics First-class span 1916-1964 Profile Colonel Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, who died at Indore on N...
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