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6 Indian players who took a wicket off their first balls in a particular format

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#5 Sadagoppan Ramesh

Ramesh averaged more than 50 with the bat in his first six Tests
Ramesh averaged more than 50 with the bat in his first six Tests

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. 

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