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The High Priests of Indian Cricket

The High Priests of Indian Cricket
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Test team vs England; 
1st Test at Lord’s, 1971 
(Match drawn)

Brahmins: 7

  • Ashok Mankad
  • Sunil Gavaskar
  • Ajit Wadekar
  • Dileep Sardesai
  • G.R. Vishwanath
  • S. Venkataraghavan
  • B.S. Chandrasekhar
Non Brahmins
  • Farokh Engineer
  • Eknath Solkar
  • Abid Ali
  • Bishen Singh Bedi

1983 World Cup winning team

Brahmins 5

  • Sunil Gavaskar
  • Kris Srikkanth
  • Yashpal Sharma
  • Kirti Azad
  • Madan Lal

Non Brahmins

  • Mohinder Amarnath
  • Sandeep Patil
  • Kapil Dev
  • Roger Binny
  • Syed Kirmani
  • Balwinder S. Sandhu
1986 team. England Vs India
Kensington Oval, London, 
May 24 1986

Brahmins: 6

  • Kris Srikkanth
  • Sunil Gavaskar
  • Dilip Vengsarkar
  • Ravi Shastri
  • Chetan Sharma
  • Chandrakant Pandit


Non Brahmins

  • Mohd Azharuddin
  • Sandeep Patil
  • Kapil Dev
  • Roger Binny
  • Maninder Singh
Test team; Vs S Africa, 
2nd Test at Cape Town, 
1997 (S. Africa won)

Brahmins 8

  • W.V. Raman
  • Rahul Dravid
  • Saurav Ganguly
  • Venkatesh Prasad
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • V.V.S. Laxman
  • Anil Kumble
  • Javagal Srinath
Non Brahimin
  • Mohd Azharuddin
  • Nayan Mongia
  • Dodda Ganesh

One-Day series Final, 
S. Africa vs India; 
Durban. Feb 13, 1997

Brahmins 7

  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Saurav Ganguly
  • Rahul Dravid
  • Salil Ankola
  • Anil Kumble
  • Javagal Srinath
  • Venkatesh Prasad
Non Brahmin
  • Mohd Azharuddin
  • Ajay Jadeja
  • Robin Singh
  • Saba Karim

Carlton & United Series, Australia, 
Final against Australia, 
Adelaide, Jan 26, 2000

Brahmins 8  

  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Saurav Ganguly
  • Rahul Dravid
  • Hrishikesh Kanitkar
  • Anil Kumble
  • Javagal Srinath
  • Venkatesh Prasad
  • Debashis Mohanty

Non Brahmins

  • Jacob Martin
  • Robin Singh
  • Sameer Dighe

India Vs New Zealand,
2nd Test at Hamilton, 
Dec 2002 (Ind lost)

Brahmins 4

  • Rahul Dravid
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Saurav Ganguly
  • V.V.S. Laxman

Non Brahmins

  • Sanjay Bangar
  • Virender Sehwag
  • Parthiv Patel
  • Harbhajan Singh
  • Zaheer Khan
  • Ashish Nehra
  • Tinu Yohannan

Current one-day World Cup team 2003

Brahmins 6 in 15

  • Saurav Ganguly
  • Rahul Dravid
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Anil Kumble
  • Javagal Srinath
  • Ajit Agarkar
Non Brahmins
  • V. Sehwag, 
  • Harbhajan Singh, 
  • Zaheer Khan, 
  • Ashish Nehra, 
  • D. Mongia, 
  • Parthiv Patel, 
  • Sanjay Bangar, 
  • Yuvraj Singh, 
  • Mohd Kaif
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