Dipak Chudasama

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Dipak Chudasama
Personal information
Full nameDipak Nanalal Chudasama
Born (1963-05-20) 20 May 1963 (age 56)
Mombasa, Kenya
BattingRight-handed
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 2)18 February 1996 v India
Last ODI30 May 1999 v Sri Lanka
Career statistics
Competition ODI LA
Matches 20 20
Runs scored 434 434
Batting average 22.84 22.84
100s/50s 1/1 1/1
Top score 122 122
Catches/stumpings 4/0 4/0
Source: Cricinfo, 5 May 2017

Dipak Nanalal Chudasama (born 20 May 1963) is a former Kenyan cricketer of Indian Gujarati origin.[1] He was a right-handed batsman. Known as "The Doc", Chudasama was, as well as being a cricketer, a fully qualified orthodontist, he is the first Kenyan player to score an international century.

International career[edit]

Having made his debut as early on as 1980, Chudasama represented Kenya at the 1996 World Cup, and the 1990, 1994 and 1997 ICC Trophies. In all, he played in 20 One-Day International matches.[2]

His top innings score was a stylish 122 against Bangladesh in Nairobi, a then-record opening partnership for the nation of Kenya. Chudasama has toured several countries in Asia and Africa, as well as Holland.

Beyond cricket[edit]

Outside of playing cricket, Chudasama also represented Kenya at the 1982 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in Bombay, India.

Following his professional career, Chudasama went on to become a well known orthodontist based in Coppell, Texas, he also taught Orthodontics at Jacksonville University for several years prior to opening his practice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bahal, Aniruddha (April 3, 1996). "The Cricket Chromosome". Outlook India.
  2. ^ "Dipak Chudasama". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 2010-03-17.