Roger Binny known for his performance in the 1983 Cricket World Cup, is a former Indian Cricketer and also an all-rounder of his era. Binny is mostly known for his stunning bowling techniques. At the age of 67 years, he is one of the most famous and richest cricket Players in India.
Roger has also been in the news in recent times due to numerous rumors claiming that he would be the upcoming president of the Board of Council for Cricket in India (BCCI) replacing Saurav Ganguly. He is currently the president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA).
Roger Binny Cricket Career
Binny started his international cricket career on his home ground, at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore against Pakistan in-home test in 1979. In his debut match, he performed incredibly by scoring 46 runs. He played his last test match on 13 March 1887 against Pakistan whereas his last ODI in 9th October 1987 against Australia.
He was a great help for the Indian team in winning their first World Cup title in 1983, by taking the highest no. of wickets (18 wickets). In 1985 he repeated history by taking 17 wickets against the Australian team in the World Series Cricket Championship.
Binny played a total of 27 test matches for India, scoring 870 runs and 47 wickets. For his ODI matches, he played a total of 72 matches, scoring 629 scores and 77 wickets.
On 27th September Roger Binny was specified as one of the five members of the selection panel of the Board of Council for Cricket in India.
On October 18 2022 BCCI will announce its new president. It is speculated that the former cricketer will soon be seen as the president of BCCI replacing the current president Saurav Ganguly.
Roger Binny Family
Roger was the first Anglo-Indian of Scottish origin to play cricket for Indian National Team.
He married Cynthia and the couple has three children now. Their son Stuart Binny also followed the path of his father and played state cricket for Karnataka Cricket Team and international cricket for Indian National Cricket Team. Also, their daughters’ name is Laura and Lisa.
Roger Binny Net Worth
Binny’s Net worth is around $1.5 Million, his income includes his cricket career, he is the current president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA). He has also appeared on some news channels as a cricket expert including media like NewsX.