When Shiv Sunder Das started playing at International level making his debut in 2000, he was hailed as one of the solutions to India’s opening slot. A compact batsman with a solid technique, he had the class of Laxman, temperament like Dravid and his cover drives were a treat to watch. However, he could not convert his starts at the International Level with his only 2hundreds coming against Zimbabve. Shiv managed to represent India in 23 tests scoring over 1300 runs but he could have played more had he converted his abilities at the highest level.
A proper Test cricket product coming from the old traditional school of cricket, Shiv Sunder Das was feast to the eyes when he was at his peak. Notching up 10,908runs with a Triple Hundred in 180 First Class games, Shiv Sunder was definitely a player worth watching.
SSD played his last International game on Dec 26, 2002 while he retired from First class cricket in 2013 representing Vidarbha. Shiv Sunder Das for the major part of his career played for Orissa while his solid career met an unfortunate end in 2010-11 when he was not only stripped off from captaincy but also dropped from the Orissa team after scoring just 5runs in his last 5innings.