Vivek Razdan

Country: India
Born: August 25, 1969, Delhi
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium

Vivek Razdan Bio

Vivek Razdan: A Rising Star who Faded Away

Vivek Razdan, an Indian cricket player, had a promising but short-lived career in the international arena. Born on May 31, 1968, in India, Razdan quickly emerged as a talent to watch, making waves with his impressive bowling skills. However, his career was plagued with missed opportunities and unfortunate circumstances, ultimately leading to his early retirement from the sport.

Razdan’s journey into the world of cricket began at the prestigious MRF Pace Foundation. Training under the guidance of renowned coaches, he honed his skills and showcased immense potential at a young age. Despite limited exposure in first-class cricket, with only two appearances in the Duleep and Irani Trophies, Razdan caught the attention of selectors, earning a spot in the Indian cricket team for the 1989 tour of Pakistan.

Making his Test debut in the second Test at Faislabad, Razdan started his international career in anonymity. However, fate had other plans for him. In the final Test at Sialkot, he unleashed his skill and utilized tricky variations in line and length, troubling the Pakistani batsmen. His remarkable performance of 5-79 not only secured a 74-run lead for India but also marked a fairytale beginning for the young bowler.

Unfortunately, Razdan’s meteoric rise was short-lived. He received limited opportunities in the following years and failed to make a mark in the international arena. Despite being part of the Indian squad for the tour of New Zealand, he remained on the sidelines and managed to claim just one first-class wicket during the entire tour. His career suffered a major setback, leaving him disheartened and questioning his future in the sport.

Razdan’s last One Day International (ODI) appearance came during the 1990-91 season, representing his home state, Tamil Nadu. As an MRF trainee stationed in Madras, he displayed his versatility by contributing to the team’s success with both bat and ball. He played a pivotal role in helping Delhi secure the Ranji Trophy in the 1991-92 season, scoring two centuries and grabbing 23 wickets at an impressive average of 25.82. His exceptional performances in crucial matches showcased his immense potential.

However, despite his heroics, Razdan struggled to maintain the same level of consistency. Within just two seasons, his first-class career came to an abrupt halt. Frustrated and disenchanted, he made the difficult decision to retire from competitive cricket. Nevertheless, Razdan’s passion for the game never dissipated. He found solace and a new purpose in television commentary, sharing his in-depth knowledge and insights with millions of cricket enthusiasts across the globe.

While Vivek Razdan’s international career was brief, it was not devoid of breathtaking moments and glimpses of his immense talent. His bowling prowess and all-round abilities earned him a place in the hearts of fans. Although his journey may have been plagued with missed opportunities, it serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of sport and the importance of seizing every chance that comes our way. With determination and resilience, Razdan overcame setbacks and found a new avenue to indulge his passion for cricket, leaving a lasting impact on the game he loves.

Vivek Razdan Career Stats

Vivek Razdan Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 2 1 6 6* 6 10 60 0 0 1 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 3 1 23 18 11.5 27 85.18 0 0 3 0 4 0
FC 29 33 5 700 101 25 - - 2 2 - - 8 0
List A 18 12 5 103 29* 14.71 - - 0 0 - - 6 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Vivek Razdan Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 2 2 240 141 5 5/79 5/79 28.2 3.52 48 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 3 84 77 1 1/37 1/37 77 5.5 84 0 0 0
FC 29 - 4060 2264 67 5/67 - 33.79 3.34 60.5 - 2 0
List A 18 - 757 605 14 3/32 3/32 43.21 4.79 54 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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