Vinod Kambli Wiki

Vinod Kambli is a former Indian cricketer, who has played for India. He is a middle order batsman, as well as for Mumbai and Boland, South Africa. Presently, he appears as a cricket expert and commentator on various television channels. He is also seen in various reality shows. He has made his television debut in DD National in a serial called Miss India in 2002.

Biography

Vinod Kambli was born on 18 January 1972 in Kanjurmarg, Mumbai. He was one of the best over-the-top hitters of spin bowling. He is childhood friend of the Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. He started playing cricket from his school days alongwith Sachin Tendulkar. They both played against St. Xavier's School and secured 664 runs. He played his last Test match at the age of 24. He officially declared his retirement from first class cricket on 22 September 2011. He Joined Lok Bharati Party and was made vice-president of the party. In the 2009, he Contested in Vidhan Sabha election from Vikhroli, Mumbai as a Lok Bharati Party candidate.

Family

Vinod Kambli is married to a fashion Model Andrea Hewitt. The couple is blessed with a baby child, who was born in June 2010. The boy's name is Jesus Christiano Vinod Kambli.

Vinod Kambli

Personal Profile

Full name : Vinod Ganpat Kambli
Date of birth : 18 January 1972
Place of birth : Kanjurmarg, Mumbai
Age : 43 years
Height : 5'10" approx.
Wife : Andrea Hewitt
Batting style : Left-hand bat
Bowling style : Right arm off break
Role : Batsman

Filmography

2002 Annarth
2009 Pal Pal Dil Ke Ssaat

Television

Miss India in 2002

Career

Vinod Kambli has started his cricket career in the childhood by participating in the school level compititions. He has started his Ranji trophy career with a six off the first ball he faced, soon followed Sachin in to the Indian team. He made two double-centuries and two centuries in seven tests. He played his last ODI in the year 2000. On 15 August 2009, Kambli launched his Khel Bharti Sports Academy, in Mumbai and announced his retirement from cricket as he wished to coach at Khel Bharti Academy.

Record

Kambli holds the record of "quickest 1000 test runs" by an Indian. He took just 14 test innings to reach this feat.

Other information

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

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