|Full name||Vinod Ganpat Kambli|
18 January 1972 |
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
|Batting style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right arm off break|
|Test debut||29 January 1993 v England|
|Last Test||8 November 1995 v New Zealand|
|ODI debut||18 October 1991 v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||29 October 2000 v Sri Lanka|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2006|
Vinod Ganpat Kambli ( pronunciation (help·info) (born 18 January 1972) is a former Indian cricketer, who played for India as a middle order batsman, as well as for Mumbai and Boland, South Africa. He is a childhood friend of the Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Currently he appears as a cricket expert and commentator on various television channels. He has also appeared on various reality shows and done few serials and Bollywood films as an actor.
Kambli hails from Indira Nagar, Kanjurmarg, a suburb of Mumbai.The small patch of land that served as his first cricket pitch was surrounded on all sides by high-rise buildings.The scoring system was dictated by the lack of space, and the higher a batsman hit the ball into the buildings the more runs he scored. It explains why Kambli was one of the best over-the-top hitters of spin bowling.
School cricket and later
He shared an unbroken partnership of 664 runs in a school match against St. Xavier's School, Fort, with Sachin Tendulkar. Kambli contributed 349 runs before their coach Acharekar forced the pair to declare; he then took 6 wickets for 37 in St. Xavier's first innings. Kambli, who started his Ranji trophy career with a six off the first ball he faced, soon followed Sachin in to the Indian team. Kambli made two double-centuries and two centuries in seven tests. He played his last Test match at the age of only 24 and formally announced his retirement from first class cricket on 22 September 2011. He played his last ODI in the year 2000.
- Test debut: India vs England at Kolkata, 1st Test, 1992/93
- Last Test: India vs New Zealand at Cuttack, 3rd Test, 1995/96
- ODI debut: India vs Pakistan at Sharjah, Wills Trophy, 2nd Match, 1991/92
- Last ODI: India vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Coca-Cola Champions Trophy, 2000/01
On 15 August 2009, Kambli launched his Khel Bharti Sports Academy in Mumbai and announced his retirement from cricket as he wished to coach at Khel Bharti Academy.
List of test double centuries
|1||224||England||1||3||Wankhede Stadium, Bombay||Home||19 February 1993||Won|
|2||227||Zimbabwe||1||4||Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi||Home||13 March 1993||Won|
- Kambli holds the record of "quickest 1000 test runs" by an Indian. He took just 14 test innings to reach this feat. He is also the only cricketer to hit three consecutive test centuries in three innings, all centuries against different countries.
Vinod Kambli first married Noella Lewis, who was working as a receptionist at Hotel Blue Diamond (in Pune) in the year 1998. After separating from her Vinod Kambli married fashion Model Andrea Hewitt, the couple has a child born in June 2010. The boy's name is Jesus Christiano.
Vinod Kambli converted to Christianity in 2010.
On Friday, 29 November 2013, Kambli was admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital, following a heart attack. Kambli was taken ill while he was driving from Chembur to Bandra and suddenly stopped the car. A policewoman on duty, Sujata Patil noticed he could not drive and arranged to rush him to Lilavati Hospital. Kambli had undergone angioplasty on two of his blocked arteries in July 2012.
Vinod Kambli joined the Lok Bharati Party and was appointed as vice-president of the party. He contested the 2009 Assembly election from Vikhroli, Mumbai as a Lok Bharati Party candidate and lost the election. However, he continues to do social work. In 2011, He supported Anna Hazare's campaign of India against Corruption.
Vinod Kambli has also appeared as an actor in two films.
|2002||Annarth||Hindi||Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Preeti Jhangiani||Ravi Dewan|||
|2009||Pal Pal Dil Ke Ssaat||Hindi||Ajay Jadeja, Mahi Gill, Satish Shah||V.K.Kumar||Dubbed in Malayalam as Aayiram Varnangal|
Vinod Kambli made his debut on the small screen on DD National in a serial called Miss India in 2002.
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