Gulam Bodi

Country: South Africa
Born: January 04, 1979, Hathuran, India
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Wrist spin
Playing role: Opening Batter

Gulam Bodi Bio

Gulam Hussain Bodi is a former professional cricketer from South Africa. Although born in India, Bodi emigrated to South Africa as a teenager and went on to represent SA Schools and played for the Under-19 side in the World Cup. He showed promise from a young age and came close to a national call-up when he was summoned to the West Indies, but unfortunately, broke a finger just before the opportunity. Despite this setback, Bodi continued to work hard and never gave up on his dream.

Bodi initially caught the eye with his left-arm chinamen, a rare bowling style that intrigued many. However, as time went on, Bodi decided to shift his focus towards his batting skills. This decision proved to be fruitful for him, especially with the introduction of Pro20 cricket. Bodi found a new lease on life in this format of the game, particularly showcasing his talent for batting at the top order for the Titans. His consistent performances earned him a spot in the Twenty20 World Championship squad.

Although he did not get to play in the tournament, Bodi’s inclusion was a testament to his skills and potential. In August 2007, he made a memorable fifty on his ODI debut against Zimbabwe, followed by a standout cameo. Unfortunately, Bodi was not able to solidify his position in the international scene and has been left out since then.

In January 2011, Bodi made a move to the Lions team, as he was not considered a first-choice opener by the Titans due to the return of Jacques Rudolph. With the Lions, he played a crucial role in their journey to the Champions League final the following year. Throughout the tournament, Bodi showcased his batting prowess, scoring 208 runs in six matches, including three half-centuries. His impressive performances made him the second-highest run-getter in the league.

In the same year, Bodi was also picked by the Delhi Daredevils in the prestigious Indian Premier League. However, despite being part of a star-studded team, he did not get a chance to showcase his skills on the international stage. Bodi’s journey in professional cricket may have had its ups and downs, but he continued to work hard and push himself to achieve success.

Throughout his career, Bodi scored over 10,000 runs across various formats of the game, including first-class, List A, and T20 cricket. This milestone reflects his dedication, skill, and contributions to the sport.

Although his cricket career has come to an end, Gulam Hussain Bodi’s story serves as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers. His journey from India to South Africa and his determination to succeed despite setbacks exemplify the qualities of resilience, determination, and hard work. Bodi’s passion for the sport and his ability to adapt and excel in different formats of the game make him a notable figure in South African cricket history.

Gulam Bodi Career Stats

Gulam Bodi Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 1 0 8 8 8 25 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODIs 2 2 0 83 51 41.5 132 62.87 0 1 9 1 1 0
FC 108 169 15 5001 160* 32.47 - - 9 22 - - 51 0
List A 144 134 8 4105 153 32.57 - - 6 27 - - 35 0
T20s 88 76 6 1887 98* 26.95 1706 110.6 0 12 188 61 26 0

Gulam Bodi Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 1 6 8 0 - - - 8 - 0 0 0
FC 108 - 4097 2649 61 6/63 - 43.42 3.87 67.1 - 2 0
List A 144 - 1506 1309 41 5/46 5/46 31.92 5.21 36.7 1 1 0
T20s 88 1 6 6 1 1/6 1/6 6 6 6 0 0 0

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