The all-rounder who made his grand debut with the wickets of Shastri and Sachin.. If he gets cut.. his career will be closed within a month..

Ravi Shastri On This Day

Every bowler’s dream in the world is to perform brilliantly in his first match. And if he makes his debut in his home country, he wants to show specialness. And with the famous star players in the same match, there is no doubt that there is no better chance for any player to write his name in history. Mark Burmester of Zimbabwe had the same idea. He became the star of his country with such performances. But despite this, his career did not last long.

Mark celebrates his 55th birthday today, whose pavilion has housed great players like Ravi Shastri, Sachin Tendulkar and Dean Jones. Born on 24 January 1968 in South Africa, Mark played international cricket for Zimbabwe. Mark, who was selected in the Zimbabwe team for the 1992 World Cup, was made to rule the world. Sachin Tendulkar and Dean Jones dismissed in 4 matches played in World Cup.

The first player to take a test wicket from Zimbabwe..

Mark was also a member of Zimbabwe’s first Test team. Zimbabwe entered Test cricket only in 1992. Played his first Test against India. Mark became the first Zimbabwean player to take a Test wicket in this match. He achieved this feat by dismissing Ravi Shastri. That is, while dismissing Shastri, Mark’s name has been immortalized in history. Mark did not allow Shastri to go beyond 11 runs. Kiran More and Anil Kumble also took wickets.

The injury that damaged the career..

Mark’s Test career ended within a month of its start. He scored 54 runs and took 3 wickets in 3 Test matches for Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, his ODI career spanned from 1992 to 1995. During this time, he took 5 wickets in 8 ODIs. He scored 109 runs. Due to back injury, he did not bowl for almost 2 seasons. When he returned to fitness, the selectors almost forgot his name. This ended Mark’s career.


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