The week that was (11th February to 17th February)
11th February 1991
Birthday – Akshat Reddy
Hyderabad born right-handed opening batsman, Akshat Reddy had a brilliant start to his cricket career when he dazzled in both the Cooch Behar Trophy and the Under-22 tournament in the 2008-09 season. He went onto play in the IPL for the Hyderabad franchise, but he never fulfilled his potential.
12th February 1984
Birthday- R Vinay Kumar
R Vinay Kumar is the current captain of the strongest state team in India, Karnataka. Vinay Kumar has taken 445 first-class wickets yet he has played only one Test and 40 limited overs matches for India. The right-handed medium pacer played his last match in Indian colours when he gave away 102 runs in his nine overs at Bengaluru against Australia.
12th February 1949
Birthday – Gundappa Vishwanath
Birth of one of the most stylish batsmen to play for India. Fondly known as ‘Vishy’, the short-statured man made a duck and a century in his debut Test against Australia at Kanpur in 1969. Vishwanath scored 6090 runs for India in 91 Tests with 14 centuries. He also served as Match referee for ICC after his playing days were over.
13th February 1996
Combined India-Pakistan team
The dream of every Asian cricket fan was realized when India & Pakistan fielded a combined XI to play against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. The combined team won by four wickets and Anil Kumble was named Man of the Match for his bowling spell of 4/12.
16th February 1991
Birthday – Mayank Agarwal
The Karnataka born right-handed opening batsmen showed the world a glimpse of his talent in the 2010 U-19 World Cup. Things brightened enormously for him when he scored 1000 first-class runs in the month of November 2017 causing everyone to take a note of him.
16th February 1978
Birthday – Wasim Jaffer
Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer is currently the highest run-getter in India’s premier domestic tournament, Ranji Trophy. After winning eight Ranji Trophies for Mumbai, this year he lifted the Trophy for Vidarbha team. Jaffer played 31 Tests for India and scored five Test centuries, highest score being 212 against West Indies at Antigua.