Who is Mark Ramprakash?
A question for our British friends. We see that someone by the name of Mark
Ramprakash is now in the England team. Any idea if this person was born in
England or India? Possibly he is the first Englishman of Indian origin to
represent England in cricket in recent years. The only other example is
Raman Subba Row, whose father was Indian and mother English. He was
born in England.
Last year, the team included N.Hussain who, as far as I know, was
born in India. Other people of Indian origin who played for England
are Rannjitsinhji, Duleepsinhji and Pataudi senior. However, these
three lived in India most of their lives.
A strange coincidence is that Ranji, Duleep, Pataudi and Subba Row
all scored centuries in their first tests against Australia. Ranji
and Pataudi in fact scored centuries on their test debuts.
Conversely, there are quite a few well-known English players
who were born in India-such as Jardine, Cowdrey and Jackman.