Former Indian all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni, who set a record for scoring 21 consecutive overs in a Test match against England, died on Friday. He was 86 years old. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. 'Lord of Cricket' Sachin Tendulkar has mourned his death.
He was among the top cricketers in Mumbai. He played 191 first-class matches, taking 500 wickets and scoring 8880 runs. Nasik-born Nadkarni made his Test debut against New Zealand in Delhi in 1955 and also played his last Test match against the same opponent in Auckland in 1968 under the leadership of MAK Pataudi.
Very sad to hear about the demise of Shri Bapu Nadkarni. I grew up hearing about the record of him bowling 21 consecutive maiden overs in a Test. My condolences to his family and dear ones.
Rest in Peace Sir
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