Nari Contractor


Nariman Jamshedji "Nari" Contractor is a former cricket player. He was left-handed opening batsman whose international career was ended abruptly by a serious injury. He had a fortuitous beginning to his first-class career, when he was called up to replace the Gujarat captain who got injured on the morning of the match. Contractor led India to a series win against England in 1961-62 and captained the side to West Indies the same season. There, in the match against Barbados, he ducked to a short ball from Charlie Griffith which failed to come up. hat ended his international career. In a recent interview, he mentioned it as his only regret that he wanted play just one Test after the injury, but people didn't want him to. Contractor now lives in Mumbai where he coaches at the Cricket Club of India Academy.
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