Over time, the memories become blurred, but the feelings associated with those memories remain the same. On June 25, 1983, that golden day you will remember when India won the Cricket World Cup for the first time. Everyone remembers the big names of the World Cup team, but there was also an anonymous player in those big names, who played a major role in making India a world champion. We are talking about the greatest wicket-taker Roger Binny in the 1983 World Cup. Let’s tell you today about the all-rounder Roger Binny’s career.
About Roger Binny
Former Indian all-rounder Roger Binny was born on July 19, 1955, in Bangalore. He is India’, first Anglo-Indian cricketer. Binny is most remembered for his performance in the 1983 World Cup, in which he took the maximum of 18 wickets. This was followed by his success in the 1985 World Series Cricket Championship in Australia, with 17 wickets.
Roger Binny’s spectacular performance in the 1983 World Cup
Binny did not succeed in the first four years of career in international cricket, but the situation changed after the selection in the ODI World Cup team for the year 1983. Binny rescued the Indian team from being out of the World Cup with a spectacular display (21 runs, 29/4 wickets) in Chelmsford match against Australia. At the same time, in the final against the West Indies, they played a vital role in winning the title by just 23 runs in 10 overs. Three years later, India had won the green series in England in the second Test at Headingley. In this test, Binny hit five wickets for 40 runs.
Roger Binny’s Cricket career
Apart from being a good batsman in his career, Binny is also a fantastic swing bowler and best fielder. Binny took 47 wickets in 19 Tests from 1979 to 1987 with 830 runs in 27 Tests with the help of five half-centuries. He scored 629 runs and 77 wickets in 72 ODIs. He is currently playing the role of a selector in the BCCI selection committee. Roger Binny proved himself to be a better coach after having retired from cricket. During Binny’s coaching, India won the Under-19 World Cup in 2000. Binny also coached the Bengal team.
Match – 24 Tests / 72 ODIs
Run- 830 test / 629 one-dayers
Wicket – 47 Test / 77 ODIs