Amar Singh

Country: India
Born: December 04, 1910, Rajkot, Gujarat
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Died: May 21, 1940, Jamnagar, Gujarat, (aged 29y 169d)

Amar Singh Bio

Ladhabhai Nakum Amar Singh was a legendary cricketer from India who is remembered for his exceptional skills as a medium pace bowler. Born on August 31, 1910, in Nagarkhana, Gujarat, Singh’s cricketing talent was evident from a young age. His ability to make the ball move off the air and cut it sharply off the pitch set him apart from his peers.

Singh made his international debut for India in 1932 during the Test series against England. In his very first Test, he showcased his talent by taking four wickets and scoring a commendable 51 runs as well. His impressive performance against England in the following series solidified his reputation as one of India’s finest bowlers.

During the 1933-34 Test series against England, Singh’s skill with the ball was on full display. He emerged as the country’s best bowler, taking four wickets for 106 runs in the second Test held in Calcutta. His exceptional accuracy and stamina allowed him to become a consistent threat to the opposition’s batting lineup.

Singh’s true prowess was evident during the 1936 Indian tour of England. He excelled in the English conditions, taking an impressive 111 wickets at an average of 20.78 in first-class matches. In the Test series, he played a crucial role in India’s performance, taking six wickets for just 35 runs in the first innings of the opening Test.

Apart from his bowling abilities, Singh also proved himself to be a valuable all-rounder. In the second Test against England, he displayed exceptional batting skills by scoring an unbeaten 48, which helped India secure a draw. In the final Test at the Oval, he showcased his batting prowess again, contributing a crucial 44 runs from the number four position.

His performances on the field earned him high praise from esteemed cricketers of that era. Len Hutton, the legendary England opening batsman, hailed Singh as the best bowler in the world during an informal chat with pressmen in 1970, even after 34 years since facing him. Wally Hammond, another English great, described Singh’s bowling as “coming off the pitch like the crack of doom.”

Tragically, Singh’s promising career was cut short when he passed away at the age of 29 in 1940. He contracted typhoid after falling ill with a fever following a long swim. Despite his untimely demise, Singh’s contribution to Indian cricket remains etched in history.

Amar Singh’s brilliance as a cricketer continues to inspire future generations. His accuracy, stamina, and ability to make the ball move made him a formidable opponent for any batsman. His outstanding performances, especially in English conditions, solidified his position as one of India’s greatest bowlers. Singh’s legacy as a brilliant all-rounder and a respected cricketing talent is immortalized in the annals of Indian cricket history.

Amar Singh Career Stats

Amar Singh Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 7 14 1 292 51 22.46 - - 0 1 - 2 3 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 92 150 12 3344 140* 24.23 - - 5 18 - - 77 0
List A - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Amar Singh Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 7 13 2182 858 28 7/86 8/141 30.64 2.35 77.9 1 2 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 92 - 23689 9286 506 8/23 - 18.35 2.35 46.8 - 42 14
List A - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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