Eknath Solkar was a former Indian cricketer who represented India in 27 Tests and 7 ODIs. He was a left-handed batsman and a left-arm medium pace bowler and also a left-arm slow bowler as he could bowl fast as well as slow. He was born in 1948 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was famous for his outstanding close fielding. His brilliant catches helped India register their first Test series win in England in 1971. Apart from excellent fielding, he was also instrumental with the bat and ball, playing some useful knocks and capturing vital wickets in several memorable victories for India. He represented Bombay in domestic competition. He also had an impressive record in first class cricket as a batsman, bowler and fielder. He retired from international cricket in 1977. He passed away in 2005 at the age of 57 years.

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Born Name Eknath Dhondu Solkar
Nickname Ekki
Occupation Former Indian cricketer
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Date of Birth 18 March 1948
Died 26 June 2005
Place of Birth Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Indian
Zodiac Sign Cancer
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International Debut Test – 15 October 1969 v New Zealand at HyderabadODI – 13 July 1974 v England at Leeds
Domestic/State Team Bombay
Stats No. of Test played – 27

Runs scored: 1068 (scored 1 century and 6 half-centuries); Highest score:102; Catches: 53

Wickets: 18; Best Bowling: 3 for 28

No. of ODI played – 7

Runs scored: 27; Highest score: 13; Wickets: 4; Best Bowling: 2 for 31

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