Eknath Solkar Height, Age, Net Worth, House, Affairs, Biography

Eknath Solkar made his Test debut for India against New Zealand at Hyderabad in October 1969. Since then he has played in 27 Tests, scoring 1068 runs at 25.42, scalping 18 wickets, and 53 amazing catches. Solkar has also played in 7 One Day internationals, scoring 27 runs, taking 4 wickets, and 2 catches. Eknath Solkar was renowned for his close-in fielding and has several notable performances, such as in the West Indies series victory at Port of Spain (1970/71) taking a record six catches in a Test and India’s first series victory over England (1971) at the Oval, where he played well, even disposing off Alan Knott, leading to the collapse of England’s innings. Always under the limelight, Solkar’s career sadly ended when he buckled under stress and performance pressure, however he remains amongst the greatest cricketers of India.

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Fielding efficiency proved invaluable to the team when he along with the famed Indian Spin quartet, comprising Bishen Singh Beda, B.S. Chandrasekhar, Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan and E.A.S. Parana, together formed a devastating force, challenging many of the world’s cricketing greats and winning numerous matches for India. For his immense dedication to Indian cricket, E.D. Solkar was awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award in 1972.

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Eknath Solkar Height, Age, Net Worth and Biography

Eknath Solkar Biography 
Born Name Eknath Solkar
Nick NameEkky
Age (as in 2017)Death
Profession Cricketer
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest debut : vs New Zealand at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Oct 15, 1969
ODI debut : vs England at Headingley, Jul 13, 1974
Coach/MentorNot known
Jersey NumberNot known
Domestic/State TeamsNot known
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleLeft arm seam, Left arm spin
Nature on fieldNot known
Likes to play againstNot known
Records/Achievements (main ones)Not known
Personal Life
Date of Birth18 March 1948
Birth PlaceMumbai, India
Date of Death26 June 2005
Death Place Mumbai, India
Profile ImageEknath Solkar
ControversiesNot known
Net Worth & Salary (approx.)
SalaryNot known
Net WorthNot known
Contact Address
Address Mumbai, India
Phone/Mobile NumberNot known
Social Media ProfileFacebook
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