#2 Narendra Hirwani
When Hirwani burst onto the scene, he made leonine roars that we are accustomed to hearing from the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh. And that’s the thing he is really known for.
Born in Uttar Pradesh, his father was from Madhya Pradesh and he represented the state of his origin in domestic cricket. His career might have spiralled into obscurity after a few games, but his rise, in the beginning, was as meteoric as it got.
On his Test debut, he took an astonishing 16 wickets while giving away only 136 runs. These figures still hold the record for being the best ever achieved by a bowler on his debut.Published 10 May 2017, 19:51 IST