Biography : Narendra Hirwani
Sindhi Cricketer : World Record Holder player and National Selector
Mostly we the Sindhis are known to be born for the business but no body can deny the fact that what ever the field may one or another sindhi is there among the leaders. In the Modern India this is proved by a young Sindhi cricketer called Narendra Deepchand Hirwani, Who was born on 18 October 1968 in Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh India.
From early childhood Narendra become attracted towards the game of cricket, father supported the attitude of son, so for the better facilities Narendra shifted to Indore [M. P.]. The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and coach Sanjay Jagdale are the witness of turning a boy into a world record creator.
Cricketing Fact File
Cricket Fact File of Narendra Deepchand Hirwani
Five Wicket in his debut match for Madhya Pradesh at the age of 16
23 wickets in three Test Match Series against Australia [ Under 19]
All six wickets that fallen in second inning of touring West Indies team [1987 - 88]
Test Debut : Against West Indies in Chennai [Madras] in 1988 [ Jan. 11 - 15]
O D I Debut : 22 Jan 1988 at Gwalior against West Indies
Last O D I : Against Australia at MCG on 18 Jan 1992
Last Test Match: At Calcutta from 27 Nov. to 1 Dec.1996 against South Africa.
Magical day : Dream Debut
Magical day of Cricket life of Narendra Hirwani : Dream Debut in Cricket
Chepak will remember always this match so we are also including a few things about this match. India won the toss & elected to bat to score 382 runs before being all out on second day, by the end of the day West Indies [W I]. were 147/ 5 and three wickets were taken by Narendra.
On third day Hirwani took all the remaining Five wickets to become only the fourth bowler who has taken Eight Wicket in the first inning of debut Test. India Declared second inning so for West Indies victory target was 416.
Magic of leg spin of Hirwani was on and again he took eight wickets to take his match tally of wickets to sixteen. He not only equaled but also bettered the world record of Bob Massie [ 16 for 137] on his debut in 1972 by just one run as Narendra's figure reads as 8 for 61 [ first inning] and 8 for 75 [ second inning] Total [16 for 136].