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The Modern Transformation of the Game

As years passed , International Tournaments became popular. Matches were played between Nations. Five- day Test matches and One-day matches were played regularly.

  • In 1932, even before independence, India entered the world of Test cricket.
  • Matches were played in different parts of the British empire, like England, Australia and the Caribbean.

Let us look at the some of the great Indian cricket players during that time.

  • C.K. Nayudu
  • Palwankar Vithal
  • Palwankar Baloo

Cottari Kanakaiya "CK" Nayudu was born on 31st October, 1895 in Nagpur, India, he was the first captain of India in Test cricket.

CK Nayudu was a tall right handed batsman, and a useful change bowler. He was a batsman who could hit the ball tremendously hard, and as a leader he became famous. He was the first cricketer to be honoured with the Padma Bhushan.

Stamp Commemoration of CK Nayudu (1995)

Babaji Palwankar Baloo, commonly known as Palwankar Baloo, was an Indian cricketer. He bowled left-arm orthodox spin with great accuracy and the ability to turn the ball both ways. He was also a moderately skilled lower-order batsman. He was the first member of the Dalit (also known as the "Untouchable") caste to make a significant impact on the sport.

Palwankar Vithal was the younger brother of Palwankar Baloo. Palwankar Vithal had the honor of leading the Hindus. Palwankar Vithal was a brilliant batsman and scored 2404 runs from 44 matches at an average of 35.35.

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