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Indian Former Cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar

by on December 21, 2012
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Indian Former Cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar, former player of the Indian cricket team, was born on July 12, 1965, in Mangalore. He has the privilege of being the son of a great Indian cricketer of the past, Vijay Manjrekar. Sanjay Manjrekar showed remarkable performances against Pakistan in Test matches. He made two centuries, along with an average of 94 in those matches. In the 37 Test matches he played from 1978-88 and then again from 1996-97, Manjrekar’s batting average was 37.14. In 1989,in Lahore, he was successful in making centuries twice, against Pakistan. At the International level, Manjrekar’s first outstanding ‘feat’ was in the Test series of 1989. He played from India against West Indies, in the latter’s home ground and made a memorable century. However, luck didn’t favour him in 1991-92 away Test series, in Australia.

In 74 One Day Internationals, Manjrekar scored 1994 runs at an average of 33.23 including 15 fifties and 1 century which was also his highest ODI score. In test cricket format, Sanjay Manjrekar scored 2043 runs in 37 matches at an average of 37.14 including 4 hundreds and 9 fifties. His highest test score is of 218 runs.

Manjrekar made an  international century after a gap of three years, in 1992, in a Test match against Zimbabwe. He saved India from defeat and  humiliation by occupying the crease for numerous hours. Soon after this, he toured to South Africa with the Indian team, for the South African Test series, but Manjrekar was unable to make good scores. As a result, he was dropped from the team, in 1993, for the England Test series. This Test series  was won by India persuasively. From this time onwards, Manjrekar was deprived of his  established position in the Indian cricket team, a status he had enjoyed for many years. In 2000-01, he announced his retirement from the world of cricket.

Manjrekar now does commentary for cricket and is considered to be an essential for all matches between India and Pakistan.

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