CK naidu: Sachin Tendulkar, who is called the God of Cricket, is going to get a special gift on his 50th birthday. The Mumbai Cricket Association is all set to install a grand statue of Sachin Tendulkar at the Wankhede Stadium, which will be unveiled during the 2023 ICC World Cup.
Sachin will be the second player whose statue will be installed in the stadium. Before Sachin, 3 statues of a legendary cricketer have been installed. After all, who is this giant, know below…
— BRC (@BRC_999) September 6, 2022
In fact, when cricket emerged in India, a player emerged who surprised everyone with his batting. The name was C.K. Naidu. This is the same CK Nayudu, who became the first captain of the Indian Test team. He was later awarded the Padma Bhushan as the first cricketer of India.
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Remembering CK Naidu on his birthday. He was the first Captain of Free India Cricket team and also the first captain who was not a prince or king of any province. He was a lawyer by profession before entering the green grass of cricket world. #cknaidu #HappyBirthday pic.twitter.com/SkGCfYhxT1
— Harsh Anand (@Harshleo1) October 31, 2021
Where are the statues of CK Naidu installed?
Team India’s first captain CK Naidu has three statues installed in the country. All these have been installed in different stadiums of the country. The first statue is at the Vidarbha Cricket Stadium in Nagpur, while the second Andhra and the third are at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Although many players of India have wax statues, but after Naidu in the stadium, Sachin will become the second cricketer whose statue is going to be installed in the stadium.
Who is CK Naidu
CK Naidu was born on 31 October 1895 to Kothari Surya Prakash Rao Naidu living in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Who was later identified as CK Naidu. His full name was Kotteri Kanakaiah Naidu. Naidu’s father was a lawyer by profession. Means the condition of the house was good. After this he made a distinct identity in cricket and later he became the first cricketer to be honored with “Padma Bhushan”.
CK Nayudu became the first captain of the Indian team in 1932.
CK Nayudu was chosen as the captain of the Indian cricket team in 1932 when India got ‘Test Status’. He played his first Test against England, in which Team India gave a tough fight to the English team. In that match, 40 runs came out of Naidu’s bat. In 1936, CK Nayudu played the last match for India.
CK Nayudu’s first class cricket career
CK Naidu has played 207 first class matches. During this he scored 11825 runs at an average of 35.94. In his career, he scored 26 centuries and 58 half-centuries. The special thing is that this veteran also showed amazing in bowling and as an off-break spinner, he took 411 wickets in his name.
Played 7 Tests for Team India
Has played 7 Tests for Team India. Whose total 350 runs were scored in 14 innings. His average was 25. While the high score was 81 runs. He also took 9 wickets for India in 7 matches. His best bowling figures were 3 for 40.