Serving for the country is always special for anyone. That’s why the Indian cricketers and other international cricketers always get huge respect from their fans.
Due to their great contributions to the country, some Indian cricketers have earned the honorary rank from the Indian armed forces. A few of them also served for the Indian armed forces.
Here we are talking about the top five Indian cricketers who earned the honorary rank from the Indian armed forces
C. K. Nayudu – Colonel
C. K. Nayudu or Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu was the first Indian Test captain as he led the Indian team in their first-ever Test match, which was against the hosts England at Lord’s in June 1932. While he played seven Tests for India till August 1936, he led the national team in his first four Tests.
During his Test career, the right-handed batsman Nayudu scored 350 runs (average 25.00), including two half-centuries. As an off-spinner, he also took nine wickets in Test career.
In his first-class career, Nayudu played 207 first-class matches, where he scored 11825 runs and also took 411 wickets.
Even before his international debut, Nayudu was honoured with Colonel in Holkar’s Army in 1923.