Amol Anil Muzumdar
November 11, 1974, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
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A diminutively built right-hand batsman who relies on timing rather than power, Amol Muzumdar was padded up and next man in for Shardashram English school when Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli had their world-record 664-run partnership. He did, however, get other chances to bat, and made use of them. None better than his first-class debut for Mumbai where he made an unbeaten 260 in a Ranji pre-quarter-final against Haryana. He was promptly hailed the next big thing from the Bombay school of batsmanship. In 1994 he was vice-captain of India under-19s, and played alongside Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid for India A. However, despite making runs steadily in domestic cricket, Muzumdar never made it to the national side. In 2006-07 he was handed the Mumbai captaincy on a full-time basis for the first time, and led his team to victory in the domestic championship despite an unprecedented poor start to the season. In August 2009, after being left out of the Buchi Babu tournament, Muzumdar announced he would play for Assam in the next Ranji Trophy season. He spent five years as a professional cricketer in Assam and Andhra before retiring from first-class cricket in 2014.
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