Erapalli Prasanna birthday: One of India's finest spinners celebrates his 81st birthday today.
Part of the famous Indian spin quartet, Prasanna is impressed with the current Indian bowlers.
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Erapalli Prasanna was part of the famouse Indian spin quartet of the 70s that also included B S Chandrasekhar, Bishan Singh Bedi and S Venkataraghavan.
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Erapalli Prasanna - a part of the iconic spin quartet which also included Srinivas Venkataraghavan, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and Bishen Singh Bedi - is considered one of the greatest exponents of off-spin bowling. He played 49 Test matches and picked up 189 wickets at an average of 30.38. But the numbers do not reveal the full extent of his talent.
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