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Borde to be felicitated on his 75th birthday

cricket Updated: Jul 20, 2009 19:46 IST

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One of Indian cricket's yesteryear stalwarts, Chandu Borde, will be felicitated by the Maharashtra Cricket Association on his 75th birthday in his home town Pune on Tuesday.

"There would be a public felicitation function. Borde would be honoured with a memento and a scroll would be read out. His contemporaries Bapu Nadkarni and Ajit Wadekar would be present. We have also invited current players, including Sachin Tendulkar," MCA President Ajay Shirke told PTI on Monday.

Born in Pune on July 21, 1934, Borde played in 55 Tests for India between 1958-59 and 1969. He scored 3061 runs with 177 not out against Pakistan in Chennai in 1961 as his highest. He played his first and last Tests in Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium.

A handy leg break googly bowler before a shoulder injury in 1964 cut short this aspect of his game, Borde struck five centuries and 18 half tons to finish with an average of 35.59.

He scored over 12,000 runs in his first class career to average 40-plus with 30 hundreds to his credit.

Borde, one of the middle order mainstays in the 1960s for the Indian squad, also bagged 52 wickets in Tests and 331 wickets overall in first class cricket.

In tandem with Salim Durrani (23 wickets), Borde - whose contribution was 16 wickets - had spun India to a famous 2-0 series victory over Ted Dexter's England in 1961-62.