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Mohinder Amarnath
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Mohinder Amarnath

India
Mohinder Amarnath

INTL CAREER: 1969 - 1989

Full Name

Mohinder Amarnath Bhardwaj

Born

September 24, 1950, Patiala, Punjab

Age

70y 206d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

(father),

(brother),

(brother),

(nephew)

TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test6911310437813842.50112421470
ODI8575121924102*30.53333457.70213230
FC248379611374720743.2230671530
List A10999172701102*32.93218260
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test697136761782324/634/6355.68114.80100
ODI856427301971463/123/1242.8459.30000
FC2482105691072777/2732.8776.0081
List A10937032611613/123/1242.8060.70000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1966/67 - 1988/89
List A Matches
Span
1975 - 1989/90

Photos


Mohinder Amarnath with his CK Nayudu lifetime achievement award
Mohinder Amarnath at the BCCI's annual awards function
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