Colonel Hemchandra Ramachandra Adhikari was better known as Hemu to those who knew him as a cricketer. He was born in the state of Maharashtra in India in the city of Pune which was then known as Poona. This former Indian cricketer was a right handed batsman and a right armed leg spinner who represented his country as a player as well as a coach.

As a talented player, Adhikari was known for his spin bowling. He made his debut for domestic cricket in India in 1936-37 well before the start of the Second World War. He went on to play a total of 152 first-class matches and score 8,683 runs off them. His batting average was 41.74 while his bowling average was 37.93 making him an inevitable all-rounder for the team. He top scored at 230 runs which included 17 half-centuries and 45 centuries.

Role Bowler
Born 31 Jul 1919
Died 25 Oct 2003 (84 years)
Nationality India India

He made his debut for Test cricket in 1947 against Australia at Brisbane. After playing 21 test matches, Adhikari went on to the field for his final test match in 1959 against West Indies. His batting average for test matches was 31.14 while his bowling average was 27.33. In test matches also his top score was above 100, it was 114 runs.

Adhikari passed away in October 2003 at Mumbai, India at the age of 84. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest batsman in Indian cricket history.

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