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5 famous batsmen who bagged a golden duck on Test debut

Ram Kumar
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#4 – Jimmy Cook

Jimmy Cook
Cook had to wait for a long time to make his Test debut

Earlier this year, South Africa managed to unearth a new opener when Stephen Cook scored a century on Test debut. It was not one bit surprising considering that opening the innings runs through his blood. The 33-year old’s father Jimmy was one of the most unfortunate stories of international cricket as the world did not get to witness him at his peak due to the Apartheid era.

The Somerset veteran could only make his entry at the highest level when he was 39. His debut also marked the occasion of cricket returning to South African shores after 22 years. But, Jimmy took the Test to an anti-climactic start after being dismissed off the very first delivery by Kapil Dev. He had better luck in the second innings though and chipped in with a 84-ball 43 as the game ended in stalemate.

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