Matches (15)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (2)

Full Name

Mohinder Amarnath Bhardwaj

Born

September 24, 1950, Patiala, Punjab

Age

73y 161d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Batting Allrounder

RELATIONS

(father),

(brother),

(brother),

(nephew)

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.
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Mohinder Amarnath Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Tests6911310437813842.50--112421470
ODIs8575121924102*30.53333457.70213-230
FC248379611374720743.22--3067-1530
List A10999172701102*32.93--218-260

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests697136761782324/634/6355.682.90114.8100
ODIs856427301971463/123/1242.844.3359.3000
FC248-2105691072777/27-32.872.5976.0-81
List A109-37032611613/123/1242.804.2360.7000
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Test
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Debut/Last Matches of Mohinder Amarnath

FC Matches

Span
1966/67 - 1988/89

List A Matches

Span
1975 - 1989/90

Recent Matches of Mohinder Amarnath

Photos of Mohinder Amarnath

Mohinder Amarnath at the BCCI's annual awards function
Mohinder Amarnath with his CK Nayudu lifetime achievement award
Mohinder Amarnath and Kirti Azad enjoy a light moment
Mohinder Amarnath arrives for interviews aimed at naming India's coach
Mohinder Amarnath batting during the 1984 Delhi Test against England
The Indian team celebrates winning the World Championship of Cricket