Roger Binny The First Anglo Indian To Play Cricket For India: Wiki, All You Need To Know
Former all-rounder Roger Binny has become the 36th President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Binny was elected President on Tuesday at the Board’s AGM. He will replace Sourav Ganguly.
BCCI’s AGM took place at Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Secretary Jay Shah, former President Sourav Ganguly, Vice President Rajiv Shukla, Treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal, and Roger Binny were also present in the meeting.
Roger Binny: First Anglo Indian to play for Team India
Roger Binny, 67, is a former player of the Indian cricket team. He was born in Bangalore, Karnataka. Binny was the first Anglo-Indian player to play in the Indian cricket team. Roger Binny scored 211 runs for the Karnataka team against Kerala in 1977.
After this, his name started running in domestic cricket. All-rounder Binny made his debut for the national team against Pakistan at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru in 1979. He has played 27 Tests and 72 ODIs for the Indian team. Roger Binny played his last match against Australia on 9 October 1987.
Binny dismissed Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas, and Javed Miandad in the opening overs in the first innings of his third Test against Pakistan in Mumbai. Thanks to his brilliant bowling, India won the match by 131 runs.
Most successful bowler in the 1983 World Cup
Roger Binny was part of the Indian cricket team in 1983. He played an important role in the team. Binny was the highest wicket-taker in the World Cup. Binny took 18 wickets in the tournament.