- Berry Sarbadhikari
Bijoy Chandra "Berry" Sarbadhikari (died
December 19, 1976at the age of 72 in Bombay) was an Indian cricketcommentator, journalist and author.
Berry Sarbadhikari was an opening batsman and
wicket-keeperfor Calcutta Universitybefore taking up journalism. He covered 104 Test matches over about fifty years. He was a commentator in All India Radiotill 1972.
He got the nick-name 'Berry' after, on finding a player short in a match, he entered the name "John Berry" (first names of
Jack Hobbs) as the last man and eventually played in that place. He was the son of Sushil Prasad and had 4 sons and one daughter.
Sarbadhikari committed suicide by jumping down from the third floor of the boarding house in Crawford Market, Bombay where he lived. The suicide note that he left mentioned ill-health and financial insecurities as the reason.
* C.K. Nayudu (1945)
* Indian Cricket Uncovered (1945)
* My World of Cricket (1964)
David Frith, "Silence of the heart"
* Khalid Ansari, "Berry Sarbadhikari - RIP", Sportsweek, December 26, 1976, reproduced in "Cricket at Fever Pitch", ISBN 81-7991-257-4
* [http://www.sarbadhikari.com/sarbagen.htm#29 Family tree]
* [http://www.sportnetwork.net/main/s119/st50725.htm An incident on Vinoo Mankad reported by Berry]
* [http://www.chennaionline.com/cityfeature/mosquitoes/rams02.asp Names of some other famous commentators]
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