On Sunday, May 23, former Indian cricketer and former Indian Women’s team coach Woorkeri Venkat Raman celebrating his 56th birthday. International Cricket Council (ICC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wished Raman on Twitter along with cricketers.
International Cricket Council (ICC) tweeted to wish Raman and called him the person who led India to the finals of the T20 World Cup. ICC wrote, “Happy birthday to @wvraman – the former India Women’s team coach, who led them to the final of the 2020 @T20WorldCup.”
— ICC (@ICC) May 23, 2021
Also, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wrote, “Here’s wishing @wvraman a very happy birthday.”
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 23, 2021
Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also posted his wishes on Twitter. He wrote, “Many more happy returns of the day coach @wvraman.”
Many more happy returns of the day coach @wvraman 🎂🎂🎂
— Mask up and take your vaccine🙏🙏🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) May 23, 2021
WV Raman was appointed as the role of the coach in Indian Women’s team in December 2018. Under his coaching, India made the final of the women’s T20 World Cup in 2020. Earlier this month, WV Raman was replaced by Ramesh Powar.
Getting into his career, WV Raman debuted for India in 1988 when he played his first International Test match against West Indies. He had started his career as a left-arm spinner but later he has grown as a batsman and completed his 8000 runs in first-class cricket. In domestic cricket, he had made the record by hitting three triple centuries. He made 313 runs against Goa in the 1988-99 Ranji Trophy.
But Raman’s international career could only last for 27 ODIs and 11 tests. In 1999, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.