The 68-year-old Karsan Ghavri, a former left-arm fast bowler but due to his unique bowling action, he also used to throw left arm spin. He has took 109 and 15 wickets for India in 39 Tests and 19 ODIs respectively. He made his international debut in 1974 and played his last Test match in March 1981. He also played the World Cup twice (1975 and 1979) in his cricket career.
The medium pacer Ghavri scored 913 in 39 Tests and 114 runs in 16 innings of 19 ODIs. He also has 2 half-centuries to his name in the Test.
When Kapil Dev made his debut against Pakistan in Faisalabad in 1978, his bowling partner was Karsan Ghavri. Both together proved fatal for the opposing teams. Ghavri over time made the bouncer his strong weapon. Kapil Dev had said in one of his interviews that most of the foreign players were unable to find any answer to Karsan Ghavri's bouncers which proved to be very beneficial for India on foreign soil. “
In the year 1978-79, the West Indies team was on a tour of India. During that series of 6 Tests, Ghavri took the maximum 27 wickets in that series.
In his 159 first class matches, Gawri took 452 wickets and scored 4500 runs.
Former Indian fast bowler Karsan Ghavri later in the year 2004-05 was appointed as the coach of the Bengal Ranji team.