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Bad news for the cricket world amid IPL former England spinner Derek Underwood passes away theinsiderinsight


Derek Underwood Passes Away: A bad news has emerged for cricket fans amid the Indian Premier League. Actually, England's legendary spinner Derek Underwood has passed away. Derek Underwood, one of the best spinners of his time, breathed his last at the age of 78. Underwood died on Monday.

Underwood, who troubled India's great batsman Sunil Gavaskar with his bowling, was dangerous to play on the pitches of the 60s and 70s. Big batsmen struggled in front of him and struggled to score runs. This veteran spinner has around 2500 wickets in his name in first class cricket.

This legendary spinner of England had troubled big batsmen in his time. This veteran spinner has 297 wickets in his name in 86 Test matches. Even today, Derek Underwood is the highest wicket-taker spinner for England in Test cricket. Underwood has 297 wickets in his name in 86 tests.

Underwood took 2465 wickets in his first-class career of 24 years. He took 29 wickets in the five-match series against India in 1977, due to which England won the series 3-1. This was England's first win in India since 1933–34.

Underwood dismissed Gavaskar a maximum of 12 times in Test cricket. Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan and great West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding have dismissed the 'Little Master' 11-11 times in Test cricket.

Some time ago Sunil Gavaskar had said that it was very difficult to face Underwood in any situation. He used to bowl so accurately and bowl the ball on the stumps only. He would bowl the ball quickly when he wanted, so you had to be in position much earlier to play your shot. He and Andy Roberts were the toughest bowlers I have faced.

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