The 32-year old Karnataka man nicknamed 'JUMBO' achieved what every bowler only dreams of.india Updated: Apr 10, 2003 18:47 IST
An unorthodox, right arm leg spin bowler, this tall bowler, who started life as a medium-pacer, is India's most effective strike bowler in both Tests and ODIs. He made his debut in England in 1990, alongside Narendra Hirwani, raising hopes of resurgence in the art of leg-spin. But it was not until his recall against South Africa 16 months later that he proved his abilities on the International stage.
His six-wicket haul at Johannesburg almost assured his place in the team. Since then he has gone from strength to strength. It is his googly and flipper, along with his genuine medium-pace faster balls that are his strike weapons rather than the leg-break.