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Sadagoppan Ramesh (born October 16, 1975) is an Indian cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm offbreak bowler. On debut, facing Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram, he made a solid 44 off 41 balls.
Sadagoppan Ramesh was a relatively aggressive opener, ending his Test career with a strike rate at 46 runs per 100 balls – better than his opening partners such as Devang Gandhi and Shiv Sunder Das.
Ramesh was born in Madras – now Chennai. Despite having run up a Test average of over 50 in his first six Tests, Australian detractors claimed that when it came to their bowlers, his form would not hold up; Ramesh, however, soon proved that he could easily play against other top-class cricketers.
After a respectable series in 2001-02 in which he did not convert his starts into big scores, he was soon discarded from the team.
In the Sri Lankan tour, Ramesh passed 30 runs in 5 out of the 6 innings but only one innings was converted to a 50.
Whilst he struggled in Australia, he did score a total of 110 runs in Shoaib Akhtar’s first match. Akhtar took 4 wickets in each innings, including the first ball wicket of Sachin Tendulkar with an inswinging yorker.
Sadagoppan Ramesh played domestic cricket for Assam in the 2007–08 season. Sadagoppan Ramesh has also till recently played domestic cricket for Kerala during the 2005–06 season and 2006–07 season.
Ramesh is the only Indian bowler to take a wicket off his first ball in ODI cricket, the victim being Nixon McLean of the West Indies.
Sadagoppan Ramesh has recently acted in a Tamil movie, Santosh Subramaniam, released in April 2008.