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Thirumalai Ananthanpillai Sekar (Tamil: டி. ஏ. சேகர்) (About this soundpronunciation ; born 28 March 1956, in Madras) was a medium pace bowler who represented India in Test cricket and One Day Internationals.

T. A. Sekhar
Personal information
Full nameThirumalai Ananthanpillai Sekar
Born28 March 1956 (1956-03-28) (age 63)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 2 4
Runs scored 1
Batting average
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 0*
Balls bowled 204 156
Wickets 0 5
Bowling average 25.60
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3/23
Catches/stumpings 0/– 0/–
Source: CricInfo, 10 September 2005

Sekar was one of the fastest bowlers in India in the early eighties. His two Test matches were in the 1982-83 season when he was flown out to Pakistan to replace the injured Madan Lal. He did not take a wicket in either match. He played a One Day International in that series and three more against England two years later.

Sekar played for Tamil Nadu between 1976/77 and 1987/88 taking 74 wickets. His career best effort was 9 for 54 against Kerala in 1981/82.[1] He played for Madhya Pradesh for two seasons before bowing out of the game.

Since then his major contribution to Indian cricket is a bowling coach at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai. He served as a national selector for a period of time.

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