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Sanjay Manjrekar
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Sanjay Manjrekar

India|Top order batter
Sanjay Manjrekar

INTL CAREER: 1987 - 1996

Full Name

Sanjay Vijay Manjrekar

Born

July 12, 1965, Mangalore, Mysore

Age

55y 308d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Top order batter

relations

(father),

(great-uncle)

Other

Commentator

TEAMS

Sanjay Manjrekar pursued technical perfection like a man obsessed, but for a batsman hailed as the next Sunil Gavaskar, he ended up with a career that was largely unrealised. Though he never saw his father Vijay bat, those who did couldn't help commenting that the technical rectitude was inherited. His century against a four-prong West Indian pace attack at Bridgetown in 1988-89 was masterful, and he followed it up with a double and single century in Pakistan. But he only managed one other century - a laboured if match-saving effort in Zimbabwe's inaugural Test. He struggled to find his rhythm and form on bouncy pitches in Australia and South Africa, and never recaptured that poise and balance. Manjrekar made an unsuccessful attempt at reinventing himself as an opener in 1997, and faded out of the international scene. He kept wicket occasionally, and often regaled team-mates with his singing. He now works as a television commentator and media pundit.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test37616204321837.14528238.67492201251
ODI747010199410533.23310164.301159910230
FC147217311025237755.1131461032
List A14513825517513945.79938640
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test37317150---5.29-000
ODI74381011/21/210.007.508.00000
FC14738323831/479.333.72127.6000
List A145142211/21/222.009.4214.00000
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Sanjay Manjrekar before the start of the first T20I between India and West Indies
Sanjay Manjrekar before the start of the first T20I between India and West Indies
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Sanjay Manjrekar and Harsha Bhogle in a discussion
Sanjay Manjrekar in a jovial mood
Sanjay Manjrekar, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli walk out for the toss
The panel discussion at the launch of ESPNcricinfo's Superstats in Mumbai - [L to R] Raunak Kapoor, Sambit Bal, Rahul Dravid, Sanjay Manjrekar and Dr Raghunathan Rengaswamy