Karsan Ghavri Life History, Family, Career

Former Indian Cricketer, Karsan Ghavri from Rajkot, Gujrat was a pace bowler with a high leaping action and long run up. He was also very famous for his unique, accurate finger spin.

Personal Profile

Full Name Karsan Devjibhai Ghavri
Born 28 Feb 1951
Age 65 yrs
Major teams India, Mumbai, Saurashtra
Daughters Tanya and Panchami Ghavri
Batting Style Left-handed Batsman
Bowling Style Left-arm Fast-Medium
Test Debut 27 December 1924 vs. West Indies
Last Test 6 March 1981 vs. New Zealand
ODI Debut 7 June 1975 vs. England
Last ODI 15 Feb 1981 vs. New Zealand

Career Statistics

Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 39 19
Runs scored 913 114
Batting average 21.23 11.40
Top score 86 20
Balls bowled 7036 1033
Wickets 109 15
Bowling Average 33.54 47.20
Best Bowling 5/33 3/40


Karsan Ghavri was a medium pace bowler popular for his unique run-up. Being a middle order batsman, he scored 86 along with Kirmani in a partnership of 127 runs and set a record at the eighth wicket. He scored 86 in just 99 balls, with 12 boundaries and 3 sixes. India won that match as well as the series against Australia.

He took 27 wickets in a series against West Indies, which was believed to be his best performance ever. His performance in 1981, against Australia, where he dismissed John Dyson and Greg Chappell successively was also an outstanding one. India won that match too by 59 runs.

Author: Akash

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