Mumbai, Feb 27: Former left-arm spinners Rajinder Goel and Padmakar Shivalkar have been nomited for the C.K. yudu Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Monday. “The committee consisting of N. Ram, Ramachandra Guha and Dia Edulji believed that BCCI needs to recognise the services rendered by Goel and Shivalkar who were not fortute enough to play for India,” a release said. The two left-arm spinners traumatised the batsmen picking wickets in a heap. Rajinder ended his career with a staggering 750 first-class wickets, including 637 scalps in the Ranji Trophy — the most by any bowler in the tourment’s history.
Shivalkar played 124 first-class games and claimed 589 wickets. He picked up 42 five-wicket hauls and on 13 occasions registered a 10-wicket haul.
Meanwhile, it was also announced that the fifth MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture will be delivered by former India wicket-keeper Farokh Engineer on March 8 in Bengaluru. IANS