Dodda Ganesh

Country: India
Born: June 30, 1973, Bangalore, Karnataka
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium

Dodda Ganesh Bio

Doddanarasiah Ganesh, popularly known as Dodda Ganesh, is a former Indian cricket player who left an indelible mark on the game during his career. Born on June 30, 1973, in Mysore, Karnataka, Ganesh excelled as a right-arm medium-fast bowler, showcasing tremendous skill and passion for the sport.

Ganesh’s cricketing journey began at a young age, and he quickly rose through the ranks, catching the attention of selectors with his outstanding performances for his domestic team, Karnataka. It was during the 1998-1999 season that he emerged as the most successful bowler for Karnataka, a team that boasted the likes of Javagal Srinath, Venkatesh Prasad, Anil Kumble, and Sunil Joshi, who were also national players.

Although Ganesh only played a solitary One Day International (ODI) match for the Indian national team, his impact was evident. In his lone ODI against Zimbabwe during the 1996-97 season, Ganesh took a wicket and conceded only 20 runs in his five overs, showcasing his ability to restrict the opposition.

Ganesh’s true test on the international stage came during his four Test matches for India, played in South Africa and the West Indies. While his statistics might not have reflected his potential, with just five wickets at an average of 57.40, Ganesh’s contributions were not to be overlooked. His dedication and perseverance were evident as he constantly worked on improving his action in a bid to become a more formidable force on the field.

Ganesh’s cricketing career may have been short-lived, but his impact was profound. Despite facing obstacles and tough competition within the Indian cricketing arena, he stayed determined to break back into the national team. Unfortunately, he was unable to make the cut and force his way back into contention.

Although Ganesh’s international career might not have reached the heights he had envisioned, he continued his domestic cricket journey, representing Karnataka with great pride. He remained a valuable asset for his state team, contributing significantly and mentoring young talents.

Off the field, Ganesh is known for his balanced and level-headed approach to the game. He is often praised for his calm demeanor and ability to remain focused under pressure. His strong work ethic and commitment to the game have set an example for many aspiring cricketers.

After retiring from professional cricket, Ganesh took up coaching and ventured into the broadcasting world, sharing his expert insights and analysis with fans. He has become a prominent figure in cricket commentary, lending his expertise to various platforms, including his work as a commentator for the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Doddanarasiah Ganesh’s love for the game of cricket transcends his playing career. While his international opportunities might have been limited, he remains a celebrated figure in Karnataka cricket history. His determination, skill, and dedication serve as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers, reminding them of the importance of passion and perseverance in pursuing their dreams on and off the pitch.

Dodda Ganesh Career Stats

Dodda Ganesh Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 3 25 8 6.25 122 20.49 0 0 1 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 1 0 4 4 4 8 50 0 0 0 0 0 0
FC 104 133 23 2023 119 18.39 - - 1 7 - - 45 0
List A 89 59 21 525 31 13.81 - - 0 0 - - 27 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Dodda Ganesh Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 4 7 461 287 5 2/28 4/98 57.4 3.73 92.2 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 1 30 20 1 1/20 1/20 20 4 30 0 0 0
FC 104 - 20355 10739 365 7/36 - 29.42 3.16 55.7 - 20 6
List A 89 - 4346 3471 128 5/27 5/27 27.11 4.79 33.9 8 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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