Final Up to date: January 25, 2023, 23:05 IST
The federal government of India on Wednesday introduced the Padma Awardees of 2023. Padma awards are one of many highest civilian recognitions within the nation. This 12 months, a complete of 106 awards, together with the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, have been accredited by the honourable President of India. One in all them is former first-class cricketer and ex-India coach Shri Gurcharan Singh.
Born in Rawalpindi in 1935, Singh got here to Patiala as a refugee after India’s partition in 1947. He started his cricketing journey underneath the watchful eyes of Maharaja of Patiala Yadavindra Singh. He represented the groups of are Patiala, Patiala and Jap Punjab States Union, Southern Punjab and Railways, and performed 37 First-class matches earlier than turning into a coach.
Singh’s cricketing profession couldn’t flourish past home cricket. Nevertheless, he’s identified to provide as many as 12 high quality gamers who represented India in worldwide cricket. His disciples embrace Kirti Azad, Maninder Singh, Kirti Azad, Vivek Razdan, Gursharan Singh, Ajay Jadeja, Rahul Sanghvi and Murali Kartik.
Gurcharan Singh obtained a training diploma from the Nationwide Institute of Sports activities in Patiala after which joined the Sports activities Authority of India centre in New Delhi as the pinnacle coach. His notable teaching stints embrace his tenure with North Zone between 1977 and 1983, as Maldives’ head coach in 1985 and because the coach of the Indian cricket staff from 1986 to 1987.
In 1992-93, he joined the Tempo Bowling Academy because the director. The academy was collectively began by the Laxmibhai Nationwide Faculty of Bodily Schooling and the BCCI in Gwalior.
He bagged the Dronacharya Award within the 12 months 1987, turning into solely the second cricket coach after Desh Prem Azad to obtain India’s highest sports activities teaching honour.
Gurcharan Singh’s First-class stats:
Greatest Bowling Figures: 4/20