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Mohinder Amarnath      

Full name Mohinder Amarnath Bhardwaj

Born September 24, 1950, Patiala, Punjab

Current age 64 years 31 days

Major teams India, Baroda, Delhi, Durham, Punjab, Wiltshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Father - L Amarnath, Brother - S Amarnath, Brother - R Amarnath, Nephew - D Amarnath

Mohinder Amarnath Bhardwaj
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 69 113 10 4378 138 42.50 11 24 21 47 0
ODIs 85 75 12 1924 102* 30.53 3334 57.70 2 13 23 0
First-class 248 379 61 13747 207 43.22 30 67 153 0
List A 109 99 17 2701 102* 32.93 2 18 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 69 71 3676 1782 32 4/63 4/63 55.68 2.90 114.8 1 0 0
ODIs 85 64 2730 1971 46 3/12 3/12 42.84 4.33 59.3 0 0 0
First-class 248 21056 9107 277 7/27 32.87 2.59 76.0 8 1
List A 109 3703 2611 61 3/12 3/12 42.80 4.23 60.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Chennai, Dec 24-28, 1969 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Chennai, Jan 11-15, 1988 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at Lord's, Jun 7, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI India v West Indies at Mumbai, Oct 30, 1989 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1966-1989
List A span 1975-1990
Profile

Grit, guts and gumption personified Amarnath's roller-coaster career, which began in 1969 and spanned two eventful decades. He was cricket's Frank Sinatra - the master of the comeback. He started his career as suspect against short-pitched fast bowling, and finished it as one of the finest and bravest players of pace. His defining season was 1982-83: coming back to the side after three years, he stood tall to knock off 1182 runs - including five hundreds - in 11 away Tests against West Indies and Pakistan. He crowned the season with back-to-back Man of the Match awards at the climax of India's World Cup-winning campaign in 1983. But his world came crashing down again the following home season, when he managed only one run in six innings against that same West Indian team. "Mr Amarnought" got the axe. But it wasn't the end: he bounced back with renewed force and vigour and was soon hooking fast bowlers off his eyebrows again. He didn't go in for cheap runs - nine of his 11 Test centuries were scored overseas -- and he collected his share of bruises. He will be remembered as a batsman who didn't flinch in the face of fire. After retiring, Amarnath guided a fledgling Bangladesh side in the mid-90s but was dumped after they failed to qualify for the 1996 World Cup. He then had a short stint coaching Rajasthan in the Indian domestic competitions as well as a coaching assignment with the Moroccan cricket team. He turned down the India A job a few years ago and was one of the shortlisted four candidates for taking up the role of the Indian coach in 2005. Amarnath now keeps himself occupied with commentary assignments. In 2008, he was appointed consultant of the Bengal team after they were relegated to the Plate division in the Ranji Trophy.
H Natarajan

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Dec 6, 2009

Mohinder Amarnath with his CK Nayudu lifetime achievement award, Mumbai, December 6, 2009

Mohinder Amarnath with his CK Nayudu lifetime achievement award

© AFP

Dec 6, 2009

Mohinder Amarnath at the BCCI's annual awards function, Mumbai, December 6, 2009

Mohinder Amarnath at the BCCI's annual awards function

© AFP

Jun 25, 2008

Mohinder Amarnath and Kirti Azad enjoy a light moment, London, June 25, 2008

Mohinder Amarnath and Kirti Azad enjoy a light moment

© Bipin Patel

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1984

Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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