|Full name||Hrishikesh Hemant Kanitkar|
14 November 1974 |
Pune, Maharashtra, India
|Relations||Hemant Kanitkar (father)|
|Test debut (cap 224)||26 December 1999 v Australia|
|Last Test||2 January 2000 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 109)||7 December 1997 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||30 January 2000 v Australia|
|ODI shirt no.||14|
Source: , February 20, 2016
He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm offbreak bowler. When he retired in 2015, he was one of only three batsmen to have scored 8000-plus runs in the Ranji Trophy and also only captain in the Ranji Trophy's history to lift the Elite and Plate league titles.
He scored prolifically for the Maharashtra cricket team in the Ranji Trophy to bring himself into contention for national selection. Although off the international scene for quite some time, Kanitkar joined Brentwood Cricket Club in Essex for the 2006 season. During this season he enjoyed the English conditions, scoring over 1000 runs throughout the season with an average of 76.
Kanitkar played for Rajasthan Ranji team as a senior player. In 2010-11 Ranji Trophy season, he captained Rajasthan Team in the Ranji Trophy and led them to their maiden Ranji Trophy triumph after defeating Baroda in the finals.
In July 2015 Kanitkar announced his retirement from cricket.
He is best remembered for hitting a four when India required 3 runs to win from 2 balls in the Silver Jubilee Independence Cup final at Dhaka, against Pakistan cricket team in fading light, to complete the Indian victory. He played a few number of ODIs but scored only half-century in the format in his third innings against Australia cricket team in Kochi.
He only had a brief international test career by playing in two Tests in 1999/00 both against Australian cricket team at Melbourne and Sydney. He scored 11 and 45 on boxing day Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground as Indian cricket team lost by 180 runs. In his second Test, Kanitkar score 10 and 8 as India was defeated by an innings and 141 runs and Kanitkar never played Test match again.
One Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|1||Zimbabwe||Reliance Stadium, Vadodara||5 April 1998||35 (31 balls: 2x4, 1x6); 7-0-37-2, 1 ct.||India won by 13 runs.|
- Hrishikesh Kanitkar on Cricinfo
- Peshwas and Puneri snacks
- India 'A' - a slow day on a slow pitch
- Rookies come to the party
- Madhya Pradesh welcome back ICL returnees
- Ranji Trophy Guest Players Archived 4 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Dream comes true for Kanitkar". Times Of India. 2011-01-26. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
- Yes, but is he lucky
- Kanitkar 'humbled' to be in final again
- A triumph to savour for Kanitkar
- "Hrishikesh Kanitkar retires from cricket". ESPNcricinfo. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
- Kanitkar joins Goa as coach
- "1997-1998 Pepsi Triangular Series - 3rd Match - India v Zimbabwe - Vadodara".