Manoj Prabhakar

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Manoj Prabhakar
Personal information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm Medium Pace
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 39 130
Runs scored 1600 1858
Batting average 32.65 24.12
100s/50s 1/9 2/11
Top score 120 106
Balls bowled 7475 6360
Wickets 96 157
Bowling average 37.30 28.87
5 wickets in innings 3 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 6/92 5/33
Catches/stumpings 20/0 27/0
Source: [1], 23 January 2006

Manoj Prabhakar About this sound pronunciation  (born 15 April 1963) is a former Indian cricketer. He was a right-arm medium-pace bowler and a lower-order batsman who also opened the innings sometimes for the Indian cricket team until his retirement in 1996.

Prabhakar took 96 wickets in Test cricket, 157 wickets in One Day Internationals, and over 385 first class wickets playing for Delhi. He has also played for Durham. Prabhakar is remembered for his bowling which was his strongest suit; using slower balls, and outswingers and opening the bowling. He was also a useful lower-order batsman and a defensive opener.

Prabhakar played his last match against Sri Lanka in the 1996 Cricket World Cup in New Delhi, where he conceded 47 runs in the 4 overs he bowled. He struggled to bowl well against Sanath Jayasuriya in that match, and had to bowl off-spin in the last two overs.[1] The crowd booed him off the ground.[1] After the tournament, he was not selected for the Indian team's tour of England. Prabhakar reacted by publicly criticizing the then-Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin and the Board of Control for Cricket in India and accused Azharuddin of involvement in match-fixing. In 1999, Prabhakar participated in Tehelka's expose of match-fixing, but was himself charged of involvement and subsequently banned by the BCCI from playing cricket.

Prabhakar joined the Congress T and unsuccessfully contested election to the Indian Parliament from Delhi in 2004. He re-emerged on the national cricketing scene as a bowling coach and later head coach for the Delhi cricket team. He was dismissed from his coaching role in 2011 after he publicly criticized the team management.

Ban from cricket[edit]

A graph showing Prabhakar's test career bowling statistics and how they have varied over time.

Prabhakar was banned from international cricket for his involvement in the match-fixing scandal.[2]

he reveals the match fixing tradition in the international cricket matches


Prabhakar has re-emerged in Indian cricket as a coach for domestic cricket teams. He has served as the Delhi cricket team's bowling coach, head coach of the Rajasthan cricket team and is currently one of the contenders to become the head coach of the Delhi team.[3] In November 2011, he was sacked as the coach of Delhi for speaking against the management and the team in media.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Prabhakar is married to actress Farheen,who has done the films Jaan Tere Naam and Kamal Haasan' s Kalaignan and lives at Delhi, with their two children, Raahil and Manavansh. Prabhakar's father and his 25-year-old son Rohan with Sandhya (his first wife) and Rohan's wife stay together completing the family.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "‘Sanath changed the face of ODIs’". The Indian Express. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  2. ^ CricInfo report
  3. ^ Prabhakar tipped to become Delhi coach
  4. ^ Devadyuti Das (2 November 2011). "Manoj Prabhakar sacked as Delhi coach". 
  5. ^ Roshmila Bhattacharya (19 March 2014). "I turned down Baazigar opposite Shah Rukh". timesofindia. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 

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