Hrishikesh Kanitkar

India|Top order Batter
Hrishikesh Kanitkar
INTL CAREER: 1997 - 2000
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Full Name

Hrishikesh Hemant Kanitkar

Born

November 14, 1974, Pune, Maharashtra

Age

47y 235d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Top order Batter

RELATIONS

HS Kanitkar

(father)

TEAMS

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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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test240744518.5018540.00008000
ODI342783395717.8451266.2101251140
FC146222231040029052.263346850
List A12811616352613335.26621490
T20220321.50742.85000010
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test21620---2.00-000
ODI34281006803172/222/2247.234.7859.1000
FC14677533546743/2147.912.74104.700
List A12834762775704/354/3539.644.7849.6100
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Yash Dhull and Hrishikesh Kanitkar pose with the World Cup trophy
Hrishikesh Kanitkar notched up another ton against Mumbai
Rajasthan captain Hrishikesh Kanitkar with the Ranji Trophy
Hrishikesh Kanitkar scored a solid half-century in the Ranji final
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Hrishikesh Kanitkar trains ahead of the Ranji final