Early Life of Farokh Engineer
Farokh Engineer was born in Mumbai, on 25th February, 1938. Hailing from a Parsi background, he was an alumnus of Poddar College, in Mumbai.
Career of Farokh Engineer
Farokh Engineer received tremendous repute when he began to play for India at the international level, in 1961. It was in the Test against England in 1961-62, at Kanpur, that he performed his test debut. He turned out to be Indian Cricket Team's favourite, when it came to handling wicket keeping in international matches. His competent art of batting often made him to emerge as the opening batsman.
His first one-day match was also against England at Leeds during the Prudential Trophy series of 1974-75. His international career also came to an end during the same period. He took retirement, from international sphere, after participating in his last Test against West Indies, at Mumbai, in 1974-5 and his last one-day combat against New Zealand, in the World Cup of 1975.
He played 46 tests scoring 2,611 runs with an average of 31.08. Being an efficient wicketkeeper, he had grabbed a total of 66 catches and caused 16 stumping. In five one-day internationals, he had attained 114 runs at an average of 38.00. Added to these, he had achieved three catches and produced one stumping.
West Indies saw Farokh in his unparalleled stance, in the Chennai Test of 1966-67. He valiantly, pocketed 94 before lunch, and then hit a six with another ball, to accomplish his desired hundred after lunches. Eminent bowlers, such as Hall, Griffith, Sobers, and Gibbs, were tossed by the gusty Farokhian storm. Farokh had contributed immensely to Lancashire, in terms of county cricket. His famous colleague in County Cricket was Clive Lloyd.
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(Last Updated on : 18-03-2019)
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