Today marks the 78th birth anniversary of legendary Indian Test cricketer Dilip Narayan Sardesai (August 8, 1940 – July 2, 2007). He was the only Goa-born cricketer to play for India, and was often regarded as India’s best batsman against spin bowling. He was known as Indian cricket’s Renaissance Man. He was nicknamed Sardee-man by West Indian fans. He passed away in 2007, aged 67, due to a chest infection.