7 Things You Should Be Knowing About CK Nayudu, A True Legend Of Indian Cricket

Indiatimes

Indiatimes

Author 2019-10-31 14:13:52

CK Nayudu has a legacy which ranks among the highest in Indian cricket. But if you think you know everything about the man then it's time to know a little more.

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Here's a look at some interesting facts about the man:

1. In school he also played hockey, football and ran the 100m fairly quickly

2. He hailed from a cricketing family as his brothers played and his sons would play later on at first-class level

3. Has the distinction of being India's first ever Test captain in 1932

4. Was the first Indian cricketer to endorse a brand - Bathgate Liver Tonic in 1941

5. His one bad habit was chain smoking

6. Became the first cricketer to win the Padma Bhushan award in 1955

7. Colonel, as he was affectionately known, was then bestowed on Dilip Vengsarkar due to the similar style of play

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