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The Cricketer Winning Icc World Cup Cricket Live Without A Single International Match
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A popular question of Cricket Quiz. Who is the only cricketer in world to win a World Cup without playing a single international match before. This lucky player is Sunil Valson. It was in 1983 season of World Cup cricket when India won the tournament. It was not only a moment of pride for team India, but it was also special occasion for Valson. He was the pace bowler from Delhi, who toured with the 14-member team of India to the big tournament. The bowler did not play in the previous eight matches in the game. Team India was stuffed with the best combination of players. The player was not only absent from the world cup team, he did not even play alongside the team in any previous tournament. The ICC world cup Cricket live fixture was his maiden international.
Valson had an exposure only in the domestic circuit of India. He was featured in teams Delhi, Tamil Nadu, and Railways. Being a young cricketer, he managed a job with Steel Authority of India. At present, Valson is associated with Delhi Daredevils, the IPL team. Valson is now among the top sport administrators in the country in private sector. His has good contribution to render a growth in grass-level cricket of Delhi, being the Associate Vice president of GMR Sports, that owns Delhi Daredevils.
As a player, his form in Ranji was impressive. He was among the top attackers of the tournament with an average of 25.35 in the tournament. In domestic circuit, Valson played 75 first class matches to take 212 wickets. His economy rate was 3.25. He played Country seasons as well siding with Seaham Park team. In a match, he wreaked a five-wicket haul. The bowler was born in Andhra Pradesh. He started playing professional cricket with Ranji and Deodhar Trophy. In India’s domestic circuit, Valson’s aggregate was 375, being primarily a bowler. In his final season as a Ranji player, he exited as the highest wicket taker of the Railway team.
A veteran Valson now thinks that it was his experience in international pitches like that of England. His success in domestic seasons of England was prolific. During his time, the Indian team was with legendary bowlers like Kapil Dev and Mohinder Amarnath. These national players were also performing excellent in the times. Under that circumstance, it was tough for player like Valson to get position in the team. It was his experience in international pitches that backed as a reason for his inclusion in the world cup team.
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