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Motganhalli Lakshminarsu Narasimha

Motganhalli Laxminarsu Jaisimha was an Indian Test cricketer. His profile is that of a right-handed batsman who bowled medium pace, often opening the bowling for India, and off breaks and was a brilliant fielder. Jaisimha made his first-class debut at the age of 15 scoring 90 for Hyderabad against Andhra Pradesh. In the final Test against Australia in 1959/60 at Calcutta, he went into bat towards the end of the day and finished on 20 runs on the second. He started his second innings just before close on third, batted throughout the fourth scoring only 59 runs and was out on the final day for 74. This made him the first batsman to bat on all five days of a Test match. In the latter series against England he made 444 runs. In 1964/65, he batted in the middle order for Hyderabad and hit 713 runs. His last series was the tour of West Indies in 1970/71. He led Hyderabad for 16 seasons and 76 matches. The Indian captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi often played under his leadership. Jaisimha was a selector between 1977/78 and 1980/81, and managed the Indian tour to Sri Lanka in 1985/86. MCC made him a life member in 1978. He was also a TV commentator for some time. His son Vivek Jaisimha was a first class cricketer.
Jaisimha - The stylish and sensible cricketer
Jaisimha - The stylish and sensible cricketer
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