Farooq Engineer was loved by the people of England more than India
The Queen of England was also in love with him
New Delhi. The wicket-keeper player of India who was loved more in England than in the country. The condition was that Quinn was also there who was crazy about his game. Yes, we are talking about Farooq Engineer. The engineer was born in a Parsi family in Mumbai, the financial capital of India. His father Manesaksha was a doctor by profession. At the same time, his mother’s name was Mini, who was a housewife. The engineer received his early education from Don Bosco High School in Matunga. It is said that the engineer got interest in sports from his father. He used to play tennis.
Please tell that Farooq Engineer wanted to become a pilot in his childhood, but his mother did not want him to become a pilot. Engineers used to be very mischievous in their childhood. Once his teacher saw him talking with his classmate and threw a duster and hit him, but before he could feel the duster, he caught it beautifully. Seeing this, everyone present there was surprised for a moment.
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His elder brother took Engineer to the Brabourne Stadium for the first time. Here he saw Dennis Compton fielding in the field. The engineers started shouting loudly on seeing them. After which he gave a piece of chewing gum which he kept with him for many years. Seeing his inclination towards sports, his father enrolled him in the Dadar Parsi Colony Sports Club located in Dadar. He learned the nuances of cricket from here.
Engineer played his first first class match in December 1958 against the West Indies. In this match, he was participating for Mumbai University. He could not show any special charisma in this match. He scored zero and 29 runs during the innings.
Engineer is the first player to play county cricket for India. He appeared for Lancashire between 1968 and 1976. The situation was that after retirement, he decided to stay in Lancashire. People in Lancashire liked and loved him a lot. Even the Quinn there was crazy about his game.
Cricket career of Farooq Engineer:
Talking about his cricket career, he played a total of 46 Test matches for the country. Meanwhile, his bat yielded 2611 runs in 87 innings at an average of 31.08. He has two centuries and 16 fifties in Test cricket.
While talking about his ODI career, he played a total of five matches for the country. Meanwhile, his bat yielded 114 runs in four innings at an average of 38.0. He has a fifty in his name in the ODI format.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 11, 2023, 17:02 IST