6 Indian players who took a wicket off their first balls in a particular format
#5 Sadagoppan Ramesh
Sadagoppan Ramesh is known for his elegant strokeplay and the class that almost every left-handed batsman seems to possess. The Tamil Nadu batsman made his international debut against Pakistan at Chennai in 1999.
Ramesh impressed everyone with his technique and scored a couple of centuries in the next few matches against a top quality Pakistan bowling attack. He averaged over 50 in his first 6 Test matches. On the virtue of his Test form, the southpaw broke into the one-day side too. He got into the record books, not for his batting but for his bowling.
In a rain-curtailed match against West Indies at Singapore, the Indian captain gave the ball to Ramesh and the part-time bowler responded brilliantly by providing a breakthrough. He dismissed Nixon McClean off the very first ball.
Ramesh became the first Indian to get a wicket off the first ball in ODIs. Unfortunately, India lost the match and his first scalp remained the only wicket in his international career.