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Nayan Mongia
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Nayan Mongia

India|wicketkeeper
Nayan Mongia

INTL CAREER: 1994 - 2001

Full Name

Nayan Ramlal Mongia

Born

December 19, 1969, Baroda, Gujarat

Age

51y 122d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

Always cheerful, always smiling, Nayan Mongia's approach to the game has been refreshingly different. Friendly, modest and unassuming by nature, he has always been one of the easily approachable cricketers. But once the action starts, Mongia has always been dead serious about the game. A professional approach marks his batting and wicketkeeping. On his first tour of England in 1990 he impressed no less a personality than Alan Knott, who judged him to be a natural. After a fairly long spell as understudy to Kiran More, Mongia made it to the Indian team in the mid 90s and from then on was been India's No. 1. An efficent wicketkeeper, Mongia is equally at home keeping to Srinath or Kumble. He has displayed lightning quick reflexes while diving to complete a catch or while bringing off a smart stumping. As a batsman, Mongia has proved time and again his immense value to the side in the middle order. But he has had success while opening the innings too, a fact symbolised by his gallant 152 against Australia at New Delhi in 1996. But he will probably be remembered more for off-the-field controversies. He was been dropped from the India team for apparently not trying to win a match, suspended after showing dissent at an umpiring decision, and banned after suspicions of being involved in the match-fixing crisis of the late 1990s. He retired at the end of 2004, after being left out by Baroda, his home state.
Partab Ramchand December 2004

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test44688144215224.03374238.53161595998
ODI140963312726920.19184568.940295811044
FC15824140773618138.48124535343
List A21315045275510626.231917364
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test44------------
ODI140------------
FC158640---4.00-000
List A213000-----000
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'Bajju' and Mongia are thrilled at Langer's fall
Harbhajan and Mongia celebrate the hat trick wicket of Shane Warne
Mongia stretches to reach a Gillespie delivery
Leipus escorts Mongia off the field
Mongia grimaces in pain after being hit on the glove by Gillespie
Mongia and Balaji Rao appeal in vain for leg before against Gillespie