Bapu Nadkarni: More Than Just The 21 Maidens Man!
RG ‘Bapu’ Nadkarni, 86, died in Mumbai on Friday following a drawn out disease, five days after the 56th commemoration of his ladies accomplishment
RG ‘Bapu’ Nadkarni is most popular for conveying 21 progressive ladies in a 32-over spell against England at Chennai in 1964. Be that as it may, there was more to Nadkarni than his parsimonious ways with the ball and his coarse batting.
Nadkarni, 86, died in Mumbai on Friday following a drawn out disease, five days after the 56th commemoration of his ladies accomplishment.
On the field, he gave his beginning and end and was not known to keep down when it came to exhorting players.
Ask Karsan Ghavri who profited by Nadkarni’s insight while they worked at the Associated Cement Companies (ACC). Nadkarni additionally filled in as collaborator chief of the Indian group on the voyage through Australia and New Zealand in 1980-81. Ghavri told late morning on Friday: “Bapuji was an incredible certainty supplier to us all on that visit. We were so lucky. I recall Bapuji requesting that we clear the changing area when Sunil Gavaskar was given out leg before wicket and was angry in the Melbourne Test of 1981. He comprehended what kind of a temper Sunil had and didn’t need us to associate with when he returned.
“He was incredible assistance to me at ACC. In 1976, I got an idea from Ramsbottom club in the Lancashire group and when I inquired as to whether playing there would support me, he encouraged me to acknowledge the offer right away. He had played for Ramsbottom when he was a top of the line player.”
Notwithstanding, the India pacer couldn’t bear the cost of the air pass to London. Nadkarni acted the hero and utilized his great workplaces in Air India, who gave a limited pass to Ghavri to make his UK trip.