Vinod Kambli

Vinod Kambli

India|Middle order batter
Vinod Kambli

INTL CAREER: 1991 - 2000

Full Name

Vinod Ganpat Kambli


January 18, 1972, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra


49y 275d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Middle order batter


Born and bred in Mumbai, Vinod Kambli's flashy strokeplay, flamboyant personality and fondness for gold jewellery were more West Indies than West India. A precocious talent, he was 17, and Sachin Tendulkar 16, when they put on a world-record unbroken 664-run partnership in a school match. Kambli started his Test career three years after Tendulkar, and three years after he had hit the first ball he received in the Ranji Trophy for six. But what a start it was: in his first seven Tests he racked up two double-centuries and two single ones. His footwork was dazzling against the spinners - he once smashed Shane Warne for 22 runs in an over - but he often got himself into a tangle against the short ball, and his flash to gully soon became a trademark. Kambli's problems were compounded by indiscipline and an obsession with the width of his bat-handle, which had nine grips on at one time. He made as many as nine comebacks into the one-day team, but played his last Test in 1995 before he had turned 24. He wasn't picked in the Indian ODI team after October 2000 and retired from international cricket in 2009. He announced his retirement from first-class cricket in 2011.
Rahul Bhattacharya

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A221204476476149*41.241135500
List A22115615911/71/7159.006.11156.00000
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Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli pay their mentor Ramakant Achrekar a visit at his residence
Vinod Kambli celebrates his son Jesus' birthday with cancer-affected children
Vinod Kambli and Andrea Hewitt will get married on September 8
Vinod Kambli and Sachin Tendulkar on the eve of the Irani Trophy match
Vinod Kambli hits out on his way to a run-a-ball 109
Kambli acknowledges his fine hundred