Farokh Engineer – A rare phenomenon
TODAY, 25 February, is the 82nd birthday of Farokh Engineer.
One of the great keepers and also a magnificently attacking batsman.
As Engineer once said “Some people tell me, you used to play T20 40 years before its invention!”
Farokh was a dasher. The first Indian cricketer to endorse a product and the last Parsi to have played for India.
It was a rare phenomenon to be able to find such a player who’d fit in to play as an excellent wicket-keeper as well as a fantastic batsman during the 1960s. That’s when Farokh Engineer came into the Indian Cricket’s family tree. Discover more about one of the hard-hitting batsmen who also guarded the team with excellency by positioning himself behind the stumps only on Mid Wicket Tales with Naseeruddin Shah.