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Javagal Srinath is a former Indian cricketer. Srinath made his ODI debut against Pakistan in the Wills Trophy at Sharjah on October 18, 1991. The same year, he also debuted for Test matches against Australia. He holds several records. His 44 wickets from 34 matches in 1992, 1996, 1999, and 2003 Cricket World Cups, is the highest number of wickets taken by an Indian bowler in the World Cups. He has the world's best bowling figures of 13 wickets for 132 runs in a test match on the losing side. He is the first Indian fast bowler who took more than 300 wickets in ODI matches and the only Indian paceman, besides Kapil Dev, to take 200 Test wickets. Srinath was the fastest Indian bowler to take 200, 250, and 300 wickets in ODIs, and also the second-fastest Indian to reach 150 wicket mark.
After the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, he retired from international cricket. In April 2006, he was selected as a match referee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and served during the World Cup 2007. In the year 1996, Srinath was awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award for his contribution to Indian cricket.
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