Google on Wednesday honored former team India test batsman Dilip Sardesai by uploading a doodle on his 78th birth anniversary.

Sardesai was born on August 8, 1940, in Goa. He started playing for the national side in 1961 and went on to represent India in 30 tests.

His top performance includes 642 runs during India’s tour of West Indies. It includes a double century and two hundred. In that series, he pulled India out of trouble in multiple occasions and the tourists registered their maiden series win in the Caribbean.

The same year his knocks of 54 and 40 helped the side registers a test win against England in a low scoring game at the Oval.

He retired in 1972 with 2001 runs at an average of 39.23 from 30 Tests.

Sardesai played 179 first-class matches and scored 10230 runs at an average of 41.75 with 25 tons and 56 half-centuries. He represented Bombay in 13 seasons of Ranji Trophy and went on to win the championship 10 times.

He died at the age of 67 years on July 2, 2007, due to a chest infection.

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