Napoleon Einstein

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Napoleon Einstein
Personal information
Full nameNapoleon Einstein
Born (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 30)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
BowlingRight arm off break
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 0 2
Runs scored - 93
Batting average - 46.50
100s/50s -/- 0/1
Top score - 92
Balls bowled - 42
Wickets - 0
Bowling average - n/a
5 wickets in innings - 0
10 wickets in match - 0
Best bowling - n/a
Catches/stumpings -/- 0/0
Source: Cricinfo, 11 May 2008

Napoleon Einstein (born 16 August 1989) is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed opening batsman. He plays in the Indian Premier League for the Chennai Super Kings.

Einstein made his List A debut for Tamil Nadu against Kerala in a Ranji One-Day Trophy match at Secunderabad in February 2007. Opening the batting, he scored 92, putting on 203 for the first wicket with Murali Vijay to set up a 46-run win.[1] A month later, he played against Assam in the same competition but this time made only 1.[2]

He has been batting,[3] and bowling off spinners[4] in under-19 tournaments and has been selected for the Indian team for the under-19 World cup to be held in Malaysia in Feb 2008.[5] India went on to win the under-19 world cup.


Napoleon's personal explanation of his unusual name. "My grandfather was a scientist. He wrote a letter to Albert Einstein and even got a reply from him. I've got no idea [what the letter was about] even though I've read it. My mother was a physics graduate and she teaches Physics in one of the schools. So I'm Einstein. Napoleon is my father's name."

"We don't believe in God. In our family, we're rationalists. Other people are named Krishna and Ram after Gods, so we were named Einstein and Napoleon after great people."


  1. ^ "Debutant Einstein stars in Tamil Nadu victory". Cricinfo. 16 February 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2007.
  2. ^ "Assam v Tamil Nadu in 2006/07". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 September 2007.
  3. ^ Shiva’s effort in vain, Punjab win
  4. ^ Rajwinder shines as Punjab beat Saurashtra
  5. ^ Cricinfo - India name Kohli as U-19 captain

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