Sunil Gavaskar’s opening partner admitted to hospital, hit first four for India in ODIs, also scored double century
New Delhi. In the year 1974, the Indian team played its first ODI match. In this match, opener Sudhir Naik, who started the batting with Team India batsman Sunil Gavaskar, is in trouble these days. Sudhir is admitted to Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai where he is undergoing treatment in ICU. His condition has remained critical for the past one week. According to the news, he had fallen due to slipping in his house. After which he was admitted to the hospital.
First ODI four for India
In the year 1974, the Indian team played its first ODI match against England. Sunil Gavaskar started the Indian innings in this match. Sudhir Naik came to open with Gavaskar. His international career is only of three Tests and two ODIs. India had to face defeat in this match. During this match, the first four for the Indian team was scored by Sunil Naik. In this way, he became the first batsman to hit a four in the history of ODI cricket in India.
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Gavaskar hit the first ODI six
During this match, a six came from Sunil Gavaskar’s bat. On the same lines, Gavaskar is the cricketer who hit the first six in ODIs for India. India’s team came under the captaincy of Ajit Wadekar in this match. While batting first, the Indian team scored 265 runs in this match. Chasing the target, the English team won the match by four wickets.
Double century in Ranji Trophy
Sudhir Naik’s international career may not have been long, but he shone brightly in domestic cricket. Naik scored 4,376 runs in first-class cricket. During this, he played a total of 85 matches. Not only this, Sudhir Naik also has a double century in Ranji Trophy while playing for Mumbai. During the match against Vadodara, he has played an unbeaten inning of 200 runs.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 28, 2023