HBD Chandu Borde: Ball in the head to fellow cricketer, blood was shed, he saved his life by donating blood


Highlights

Chandu Borde represented Maharashtra and Baroda teams in domestic cricket
Chandu used to bat in the middle-order and then hit the opposition batsmen with leg spin
Chandu made his international debut in a Test against West Indies in 1958.

New Delhi. Chandu Borde, one of the legendary all-rounders of India, turned 88 today i.e. on 21st July 2022. Chandu, who represented Baroda and Maharashtra in domestic cricket, was once India’s top all-rounder. He played 55 Test matches in his career and scored 3061 runs with the help of 5 centuries. His full name is Chandrakant Gulabrao Borde.

Chandu Borde, India’s top all-rounder from the 1960s to the 1970s, was born in Pune. He was very dedicated and passionate about the game. In his cricketing career, Borde led India to victory on many occasions. He used to bat in the middle-order and then hit the opposition batsmen with leg spin.

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Played with 2 teams in domestic cricket
He made his debut for Maharashtra in first-class cricket in the year 1952. When he came to bat in his first match against Bombay, his team’s score was 74/6. He scored a half-century and also shone with the ball. He later decided to play for Baroda and spent the rest of his first-class career with this team.

Hit wickets and miss centuries
Chandu made his international debut in 1958 in a Test against the West Indies. However, he was dropped from the third Test after being flopped in 2 Test matches of that series. In Chennai, he played the fourth test match and scored a half-century. Then in the first innings of the 5th Test match, he scored a century and in the second innings he was dismissed for a hit wicket on a personal score of 96. The special thing was that he also hit a four, but due to the dismissal, the century was not considered complete.

‘Unlucky’ in terms of captaincy
Borde got the captaincy opportunity in only one test match. In 1967-68 against Australia, he took charge of Team India in the absence of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Borde also played an innings of 69 runs in that match but the Indian team had to face defeat by a margin of 146 runs. Pataudi returned to the team from the very next match and Borde was never able to captain the team again.

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had saved the life of a female contractor
In a match against West Indies, Chandu Borde showed how caring and dedicated he was to fellow players. Actually, the female contractor got hit in the head during the match. Contractor’s head started bleeding after being hit by a bouncer from Charlie Griffith. Chandu immediately came forward to help them. Later he donated blood to the contractor.

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