Vinod Kambli

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Vinod Kambli
Vinod Kambli at Mumbai Marathon 2007 (7) (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Vinod Ganpat Kambli
Born (1972-01-18) 18 January 1972 (age 42)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right arm off break
Role Batsman
International information
National side
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
Years Team
1989–2005 Mumbai
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC List A
Matches 17 104 129 221
Runs scored 1084 2477 9965 6476
Batting average 54.20 32.59 59.67 41.24
100s/50s 4/3 2/14 35/44 11/35
Top score 227 106 262 149
Balls bowled 4 777 156
Wickets 1 10 1
Bowling average 7.00 49.70 159.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/7 2/15 1/7
Catches/stumpings 7/– 15/– 56/– 50/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2006

Vinod Ganpat Kambli (About this sound pronunciation  (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.[1][2] He is a childhood friend of the Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.[3] Currently he appears as a cricket expert and commentator on various television channels. He has also appeared on various reality shows.

Early life[edit]

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[edit]

He shared an unbroken partnership of 664 runs in a school match against St. Xavier's School, Fort, with Sachin Tendulkar.[4] 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.[5] Kambli, who started his Ranji trophy career with a six off the first ball he faced,[6] 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 24[7] and formally announced his retirement from first class cricket on 22 September 2011.[8] 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[9]

On 15 August 2009, Kambli launched his Khel Bharti Sports Academy[10] in Mumbai and announced his retirement from cricket as he wished to coach at Khel Bharti Academy.

An innings-by-innings breakdown of Kambli's Test match batting career, showing runs scored (red bars) and the average of the last ten innings (blue line).

List of test double centuries[edit]

No. Score Against Inn. Test Venue H/A Date Result
1 224  England 1 3 Wankhede Stadium, Bombay Home 19 February 1993 Won[11]
2 227  Zimbabwe 1 4 Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi Home 13 March 1993 Won[12]

Records[edit]

  • Kambli holds the record of "quickest 1000 test runs" by an Indian. He took just 14 test innings to reach this feat.[13] He is also the only cricketer to hit three consecutive test centuries in three innings, all centuries against different countries.

Personal life[edit]

Vinod Kambli first married Noella Lewis, who was working as a receptionist at Hotel Blue Diamond (in Pune) in the year 1998.[14][15] After separating from her Vinod Kambli married fashion Model Andrea Hewitt, the couple has a child born in June 2010.[16] The boy's name is Jesus Christiano.

Vinod Kambli converted to Christianity in 2010.

On 29 November 2013, Kambli was admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital, following a heart attack on Friday.

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.

Politics[edit]

Vinod Kambli joined the Lok Bharati Party[17] and was appointed as vice-president of the party. He contested the 2009 Vidan Sabha election from Vikhroli, Mumbai as a Lok Bharati Party candidate and lost the election.[18] However, he continues to do social work. In 2011, He supported Anna Hazare's campaign of India against Corruption.

Movie career[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Vinod Kambli has also appeared as an actor in two films.

Year Film Language Cast Director Notes
2002 Annarth[19] 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

Television[edit]

Vinod Kambli made his debut on the small screen on DD National in a serial called Miss India in 2002.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kunal Purandare (2011). Vinod Kambli: The Lost Hero. Har-Anand Publications. ISBN 978-81-241-1582-4. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Ashish Magotra. "Kambli to play in South Africa". Rediff.com. 
  3. ^ India today. Aroon Purie for Living Media India Ltd. April 1993. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Pringle, Derek (8 August 2007). "Kambli the rising star who ran himself out". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
  5. ^ Cricinfo: Shardashram Vidyamandir v St Xavier's High School, 1988. Static.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved on 14 July 2014.
  6. ^ Cricinfo – Players and Officials – Vinod Kambli. Content-ind.cricinfo.com. Retrieved on 14 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Vinod Kambli: The Departure of the Prodigal Son". 
  8. ^ Mulgund, Shreyas (23 September 2011). "Kambli announces retirement from first class cricket". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Vinod Kambli: Statistics, Milestones, Articles, News, Pictures". 
  10. ^ "Kambli awaits Sachin's visit to new academy". 
  11. ^ "India vs. England, Wankhede Stadium, Bombay, February 19–23, 1992". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  12. ^ "India vs. Zimbabwe, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, March 13–17, 1993". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  13. ^ Records | Test matches | Batting records | Fastest to 1000 runs | ESPN Cricinfo. Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved on 14 July 2014.
  14. ^ Vinod Kambli. uniBlogger.com. Retrieved on 14 July 2014.
  15. ^ Story- July 1998. Sabrang.com. Retrieved on 14 July 2014.
  16. ^ Times of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (13 January 2010). Retrieved on 14 July 2014.
  17. ^ "Vinod Kambli takes on a different ball game". MumbaiMirror.com. 
  18. ^ Kambli, Yuvraj's father lose in election – IBNLive. Cricketnext.in.com (23 October 2009). Retrieved on 14 July 2014.
  19. ^ India today international. Living Media India Ltd. January 2001. p. 74. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  20. ^ Kambli captures Miss India. mid-day.com. 29 May 2004

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