Vinod Ganpat Kambli is a former Indian cricketer, who
played for India as a middle order batsman, as well as for Mumbai and Boland,
South Africa. He is the first man to score a century in a T20 or One-day
International on his birthday.
Born and bred in Mumbai, Vinod Kambli was 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 shared an unbroken partnership of
664 runs with Sachin Tendulkar in a school cricket match
against St. Xavier's School, Fort. Kambli contributed 349 runs before
their coach Acharekar forced the pair to declare the innings; he then took six
wickets for 37 runs in St. Xavier's first innings.
Kambli started his Ranji Trophy career with a six off
the first ball he faced. He made his One Day International and Test debuts
in 1991 and 1992, respectively. In Tests, he made four centuries including two
double-centuries. He also holds the record for the fastest Indian player (14
innings) to reach 1000 runs in Tests.
He had highest career batting average for an Indian Test
Cricketer of 54 when he played his last Test match. He is very famous cricket
expert and commentator, who have appeared on many television shows as well. He
speaks about determination, cricket and his journey. A very skilled orator and brilliant
speaker, Vinod is excellent in engaging the audience.
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