Chappell’s disciple got World Cup 2011 ticket in a hurry
Embarrassing record is recorded in Test cricket
New Delhi. Under the leadership of MS Dhoni, the Indian team was successful in lifting the World Cup title for the second time in the year 2011. Along with Mahi, many veteran cricketers of the country had contributed significantly in this tournament. Among these players, the name of left-handed pacer Rudra Pratap Singh is also prominent. He won the hearts of the people by bowling brilliantly during the tournament.
But do you know that RP Singh’s name was not considered for the World Cup 2011. Yes, before RP Singh, experienced swing bowler Praveen Kumar was selected in the team for the major tournament, but after he was ruled out due to injury and illness, RP Singh was included in the fleet.
RP Singh got Greg Chappell’s support:
RP Singh managed to debut in the Indian team during the tenure of coach Greg Chappell. RP’s performance was brilliant in the Under-19 World Cup played in Bangladesh in the year 2004. After this, in the same year, RP took the maximum number of 34 wickets in the Ranji Trophy.
Chappell also kept an eye on this excellent performance of RP. In the year 2006, he got a chance to debut against Zimbabwe in ODI format. He didn’t disappoint anyone and was ‘Man of the Match’ three times in his first 11 matches.
Embarrassing record is registered in the name of RP Singh:
RP Singh has such a shameful record in his name, which he would never like to remember. Perhaps it was because of this infamous record that Mahendra Singh Dhoni had dropped him from the Test team in the year 2011. Team India also had to bear the brunt of this on many occasions.
Actually, RP Singh has the record of worst economy rate in Test cricket. If understood in simple words, it means that even in the Test format, the batsmen of the opposing team used to beat RP Singh a lot. In this infamous list, he is second only to Shahdat Hussain of Bangladesh. RP’s economy rate in his Test career was 3.98. And Shahdat Hussain is in the first place with an economy of 4.16.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 27, 2023, 10:32 IST