Full name Hrishikesh Hemant Kanitkar
Born November 14, 1974, Pune, Maharashtra
Current age 40 years 259 days
Major teams India, Air India, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Relation Father - HS Kanitkar
|Test debut||Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1999 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 2-4, 2000 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v Sri Lanka at Indore, Dec 25, 1997 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v India at Perth, Jan 30, 2000 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Tamil Nadu v Rajasthan at Chennai, Dec 22-25, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||1994/95|
|Last List A||Rajasthan v Uttar Pradesh at Kanpur, Feb 13, 2011 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Madhya Pradesh v Rajasthan at Jaipur, Oct 24, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Rajasthan v Vidarbha at Jaipur, Oct 25, 2010 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|52||Rajasthan||v Tamil Nadu||Chennai||22 Dec 2013||FC|
|21||Rajasthan||v M. Pradesh||Gwalior||6 Dec 2013||FC|
|38, 5||Rajasthan||v U. Pradesh||Jaipur||28 Nov 2013||FC|
|7||Rajasthan||v Bengal||Jaipur||7 Nov 2013||FC|
|9, 42||Rajasthan||v Saurashtra||Rajkot||27 Oct 2013||FC|
|42, 26||Rajasthan||v Hyderabad||Jaipur||29 Dec 2012||FC|
|22, 0||Rajasthan||v Saurashtra||Jaipur||22 Dec 2012||FC|
|100*, 23||Rajasthan||v Gujarat||Ahmedabad||8 Dec 2012||FC|
|119||Rajasthan||v Mumbai||Jaipur||9 Nov 2012||FC|
|10, 80*||Rajasthan||v Bengal||Kolkata||2 Nov 2012||FC|
Hrishikesh Kanitkar's name will forever be linked with his winning boundary off Saqlain Mushtaq in fading light in India's memorable victory over Pakistan at Dhaka in January 1998, when the team chased a 300-plus target in the Independence Cup final. That, however, was one of the few highlights of his international career, which included two Tests and 34 one-day internationals.
A gutsy left-hand middle-order batsman, an accurate offspinner and a brilliant versatile fieldsman, Kanitkar never established himself as a regular in the Indian team. In 1998 and 1999, he played a fair number of ODIs, and notched up his only half-century in the format in his third innings, against Australia in Kochi. His biggest opportunity came when he was flown halfway round the world from the West Indies, where he was leading the India A team, to represent the Indian side in Australia as a replacement for Ajay Jadeja. However, against a top-notch Australian side, he was clearly not equipped enough. He failed in a couple of Tests and in the ODIs - as did most of the players in that series - and never played another game for India. However, he continued to play first-class cricket successfully for well over a decade after that, for Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
Hrishikesh is the son of Hemant Kanitkar, who played two Tests against West Indies in 1974-75.
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