Cottari kanakaiya ck nayudu was easily the first outstanding cricketer to play test cricket for india. Born october 31 1895 nagpur maharashtra.
He played first class cricket regularly till 1958 and returned for one last time in 1963 at the age of 68.
Ck nayudu. A man with a ramrod straight spine even in his 70s nayudu stood. With a little more money irrfan khan could ve been a professional cricketer with a little more money irrfan khan could ve been a. He was selected in the hislop collegiate high school team and he made an impact.
His first class debut was in 1916 during the bombay triangular. Wisden obituary nayudu cottari subbanna died in indore on november 22 2002 aged 88 after protracted respiratory and heart problems. In 1923 the ruler of holkar invited him to indore and made him a captain in his army conferring on him the.
Nayudu was the first cricketer to be honoured with the padma bhushan. Nayudu was born in nagpur maharashtra on the. Cottari kanakaiya nayudu pronunciation help info 31 october 1895 14 november 1967 also known as ck was the first captain of the indian cricket team in test matches.
Nayudu latest news latest updates photos of c k. Cottari kanakiya nayudu often known as c k. Nayudu has to his credit the honor of being the first ever captain of the indian test cricket team.
His older brother ck was india s first test captain and. Citation needed the ck nayudu award is the highest revered award for captaincy and lifetime achievement in indian cricket. C k nayudu s grandfather was a lawyer and landlord owning several villages and sizable lands in nagpur besides being a wealthy lawyer he was a pioneer member of all india national congress party.
Citation needed one of nayudu s daughters chandra wrote a book on her father c. Ck nayudu started his cricketing career in nagpur. He is also famous for being the fist cricket player of india who was bestowed with the padma bhushan award.
Full name cottari kanakaiya nayudu. Nayudu on outlook india. Because of his political and social power he was affluent enough to send both his sons to england for higher studies.
Died november 14 1967 indore madhya pradesh aged 72 years 14 days.