| Rashid Patel|
Left-arm Fast Medium
Rashid Patel Wikipedia
Rashid Ghulam Mohammed Patel pronunciation (born 1 June 1964, Sabarkantha, Gujarat) was a left arm fast bowler who represented India in cricket. He played for Baroda between 1986–87 and 1996-97 in domestic cricket.
Rashid Patel had a very unsuccessful career for India. His only Test was at Bombay against New Zealand in 1988-89. Apart from beating the openers' bat a few times early on he made no impression. He scored a pair against Richard Hadlee while batting. In his only one-day match against the same team, he bowled 10 overs for 58 runs without taking a wicket.
His few moments of fame came when West Zone played North in the final of the 1990–91 Duleep Trophy at Jamshedpur. It was a bitter match which saw sledging and arguments between the players of the two sides. While North Zone was batting for the second time on the last day, already having taken a decisive lead in the game, Patel pulled out a stump and attacked the North opener Raman Lamba. Patel had earlier ran onto the crease which prompted Lamba to warn him and it resulted in an argument between the two. The play was called off fifteen minutes before tea on the final day. Patel defended his action arguing that his intention was only to defend himself against Lamba who was rushing towards him wielding his bat, and that he had only hit Lamba's bat thrice and not his person. Four weeks later a three-member disciplinary committee composed of Madhavrao Scindia, M.A.K. Pataudi and Raj Singh Dungarpur banned Patel for 13 months and Lamba for 10 months. Patel's career after his return from the ban was even more undistinguished.