Popular Indian Cricketer Nayan Mongia
Nayan Ramlal Mongia a resident of India was born on December 19, 1969, in Vadodara, Gujrat. He is a wicket keeper and right handed batsman. He started his professional career as wicket keeper in 1990. He got prominence as one of the best choice that was made as wicket keeper and batsman of India. He played in 1996 at New Delhi, India against Australia and spelled as an opener player. In this match he made highest score of 152. He played total 44 test and 140 (ODI) One Day International Matches. 1n 1997, he played a test match in the avenue of Jamaica against South Africa and made 78 score. In January 1999, he played against Pakistan in the avenue of MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai and in this test match he made just 52 scores. He made 69 scores in April, 12, 1996, ODI One day international match against Pakistan at Sharjah CA Stadium, UAE with the batting average of 20.19. It was his top ODI score.
As wicket keeping was primary job of Mongia, he took 110 catches and did 44 stumps in 140 one day international matches. He also scored 1272 runs including two fifties. In test cricket format, Mongia took 99 catches and did 8 stumps in 44 test matches. He also scored 1442 runs in test cricket including 6 fifties and one century with 152 being his highest test score. Mongia will always be remembered for his performance in 1992 world cup. After Mongia, it’s MS Dhoni who has led his team very convincingly as a wicket keeper in some of the important matches.
Mongia has mostly been a finest opening batsman in various matches. He showed an excellent performance in many of his one day international as well as test matches. Nayan Mongia made 1272 runs in total 140 (ODI) one day international matches with standard average 20.19 runs and caught 110 catches alongside stomping 44 batsmen. In 1990 -2000, he played last one day international Asian Cup in Dhaka in Pakistan. At the end of 2004, Mongia retired after leaving his dear home state of Baroda.