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Hemant Kanitkar      

Full name Hemant Shamsunder Kanitkar

Born December 8, 1942, Amravati, Maharashtra

Current age 72 years 52 days

Major teams India, Maharashtra

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Son - HH Kanitkar

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 111 65 27.75 0 1 17 0 0 0
First-class 87 133 16 5006 250 42.78 13 23 70 20
List A 4 2 0 9 5 4.50 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 87 82 54 1 1/29 54.00 3.95 82.0 0 0
List A 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Bangalore, Nov 22-27, 1974 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Delhi, Dec 11-15, 1974 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1963-1978
List A span 1973-1975
Profile

Hemant Kanitkar came into national reckoning by a series of splendid performances around the domestic circuit. But his international record did not come anywhere near his feats at the national level. A stocky and gritty right-hand batsman and a sound wicketkeeper, Kanitkar scored a career-best 65 in his first Test innings against West Indies at Bangalore, but successive scores of 18, 8 and 20 meant that he could not consolidate his place in the side and he was discarded for good. He remained a tower of strength for Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy in which he scored 3632 runs (43.75), with a highest score of 250 against Rajasthan in 1970-71. In a first-class career that lasted from 1963 to 1978, Kanitkar scored 5007 runs (42.79) with 13 centuries and 87 dismissals, 68 of them caught. He is the father of Hrishikesh Kanitkar.
Partab Ramchand

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