Roger Binny, former India all-rounder, celebrated his 64th birthday on Friday. Roger Binny was the leading wicket-taker in India's successful World Cup campaign in 1983. The all-rounder claimed 18 wickets in the 1983 World Cup, helping India lift the coveted trophy for the first time. Roger Binny was also a member of the selection committee before he was replaced by current chief selector MSK Prasad back in 2015.
On his birthday, wishes poured in from all parts of the world on Twitter.
Here's wishing Roger Binny, India's former all-rounder and ex-selector, a very happy birthday. He was the leading wicket-taker in the 1983 World Cup. pic.twitter.com/U9RxiyKinL— BCCI (@BCCI) July 19, 2019
Happy Birthday.— Ronak kothari ???????? (@ronakbkothari) July 19, 2019
19 July 1955.#RogerBinny is an #Indian former #Cricketer.
He played 27 tests & 72 ODIs.
He was a cricker all-rounder who is best known for his impressive #Bowling performance in the #1983 #CricketWorldCup where he was the highest wicket-taker (18 wickets). pic.twitter.com/e88l05STJK
A Of The 1983 World Cup Final, Happy Birthday To India's #rogerbinny— Subashish93 (@subashish93) July 18, 2019
Highest Wicket-taker in 1983 World Cup (18 Wickets) @BCCI @RanveerOfficial @83thefilm @kabirkhankk @therealkapildev @Saqibsaleem #happybirthdayrogerbinny #83thefilm
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While the majority of the credit for the 1983 World Cup win is given to then India captain Kapil Dev, it was Roger Binny who struck at crucial intervals for the team to help them clinch the title.
In the final of the 1983 World Cup at Lord's against the West Indies, Binny bowled an economical spell of 10 overs, where he gave away just 27 runs and managed to grab the big wicket of West Indies captain Clive Lloyd.
Roger Binny represented the country in 27 Test matches where he claimed 47 wickets at an average of 32.63. He also scored 830 runs with five half-centuries. Regarded as one of the best all-rounders, Binny went on to play 72 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for India where he took 77 wickets and scored 2260 runs.