Sourav Ganguly is definitely the first Bengal player to remember in Indian cricket. He is not the only one with Bengal’s Wriddhiman Saha and Manoj Tiwari.
Sourav Ganguly is definitely the first Bengal player to remember in Indian cricket. Not only him, Wriddhiman Saha, Manoj Tiwary from Bengal and some other players also represented Team India. And who was the first Bengal player to play Test cricket for Team India? None other than Probir Sen.
He is the best wicket keeper.. He showed his talent in the few matches he made his debut. He made 20 catches and 11 stumpings in 14 international test matches. Probir Sen played for Team India between 1948-52. But he was very successful in domestic cricket.
Sen is a very good lower order batsman. In his 15-year-old first-class career, he scored 2580 runs, including 3 centuries. He took 107 catches. He scored 1796 runs in Ranji Trophy. Not only that, he also scored a hat-trick against Odisha in 1954-1955. He continuously created miracles in domestic cricket. He was active for more than 40 years and left the world suddenly one day.
Today it is 53 years since the first Bengal cricketer to play for India bid farewell to the world. He died on 27 January 1970 at the age of 43. Probir Sen’s sudden death due to a heart attack the next day after the match in Kolkata shocked everyone.
Meanwhile, if we talk about Sen’s international career, he made his debut in Melbourne Test against Australia in 1948. He played matches against Australia, West Indies, England and Pakistan in his career. In the third Test of his international career, he took 4 catches against Australia and 5 stumpings against England in Chennai. This is his best performance.