Pochiah Krishnamurthy: Life History, Career, Family

Pochiah Krishnamurthy aka Pallamononi Krishnamurthy was a tidy glove-man of Indian Team from Hyderabad, who enjoyed standing up even to fast bowlers. His short-spanned carrer include five tests and one ODI.

Personal Details

Date of Birth 12 July 1947
Batting Style Right-hand Bat
Bowling Style Leg-break
Role Wicket-keeper
Father PPochiah
Died 28 January 1999

Career statistics

Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 5 1
Runs Scored 33 6
Batting Average 5.50 6.00
Top Score 20 6
Catches/stumpings 7/1 1/1


Pochiah began his cricket career at the age of 14 years along with renowned cricketer, C.K. Naidu’s family members. Later on, as his friendship with former fast bowler, D Govindraj blossomed, his early cricketing career started. He played for Services Ranji Team eventually joining¬†Hyderabad Cricket Team under M L Jaisima’s captaincy.

Krishnamurthy played his first Test against West Indies in 1970-71 under the captaincy of A L Wadekar followed by England and Ceylon tours.

He represented Hyderabad for 12 seasons in the Ranji Trophy Championship. He was also associated with the Hyderabad Blues team and toured all cricket playing countries. He was the only batsman to have batted in all eleven slots, also being associated with a century partnership while batting at number one and eleven.

Krishnamurthy served as the chairman and selector of the Hyderabad Cricket Association and died at the age of 51, in his hometown.


Author: Akash

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