Full name Devang Jayant Gandhi
Born September 6, 1971, Bhavnagar, Gujarat
Current age 45 years 200 days
Major teams India, Bengal, Essex Cricket Board, Kings XI Punjab
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||India v New Zealand at Mohali, Oct 10-14, 1999 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 10-14, 1999 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v New Zealand at Delhi, Nov 17, 1999 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v India at Perth, Jan 30, 2000 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Karnataka v Bengal at Mysore, Dec 17-20, 2005 scorecard|
|List A debut||1994/95|
|Last List A||Bengal v Tamil Nadu at Mumbai (BS), Apr 12, 2005 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|19, 0||Bengal||v Karnataka||Mysore||17 Dec 2005||FC|
|30, 14||Bengal||v Mumbai||Mumbai||9 Dec 2005||FC|
|0/5, 15||Bengal||v Delhi||Delhi||1 Dec 2005||FC|
|5, 2/10||Bengal||v Maharashtra||Pune||23 Nov 2005||FC|
Though the tour of Australia in 1999-2000 exposed Devang Gandhi's technique against the fast, short rising deliveries, he continued to play well at domestic level. His international career started so well, albeit on Indian wickets. Against New Zealand in his debut series, Gandhi seemed completely at ease in handling the new ball and he was at once hailed an opening batsmen of considerable promise. Two successive opening stands with Sadagopan Ramesh in the Tests marked him out as a batsman who seemed to have everything - strokes, technique, temparament and courage. Then came the nightmarish tour of Australia and suddenly Gandhi found the critics writing his epitaph. While he was not discouraged by such adverse comments, Gandhi's resolve was not enough to enable him to fight his way back into the Indian team. He announced his retirement in April 2006.
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