2 Centuries, 508 Runs.. Despite being beaten on debut.. Career close in just 49 days.. Who is that player?

The player who made his international debut scored 29 runs in the first innings and 32 runs in the second innings against Australia. After that, his scores were 140, 65, 35, 81, 126 in the next 3 Tests.

2 Centuries, 508 Runs.. Despite being beaten on debut.. Career close in just 49 days.. Who is that player?

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There are many special days in cricket. If these make some people remember them for the rest of their lives, they turn out to be very bad days for others. A similar thing happened in the life of a player. The player was seen with a lot of hopes when he made his debut. But, he ended his career in just 49 days. But, due to a dispute, he could not re-enter once again. He did a lot for South Africa on debut. Scored more runs. He won more matches. Because he told the world what he was capable of in those 49 days.

We’re talking about Barry Richards. It was the year 1970. The date is January 22, the place is Cape Town. It means exactly 53 years ago South Africa’s Barry Richards played his first international match against Australia. He made his debut in Test cricket today.

4 Tests, 508 runs in 49 days..

Barry Richards, who made his international debut on 22 January 1970, scored 29 runs in the first innings and 32 runs in the second innings against Australia. After that, in the next 3 Tests his scores were 140, 65, 35, 81, 126. That means 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries came from his bat. Thus, he scored 508 runs at an average of 72.57 in just four Tests.

International career close within 49 days..

Thanks to the batting of Barry Richards, South Africa swept the 4-Test series against Australia. But this is the first and last series of this player’s career. At that time apartheid was on fire in South Africa. This discrimination reached its peak in South Africa. This discrimination alienated South Africa from the cricketing fraternity. This led to the end of Barry Richards international cricket career.

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