Mohinder Amarnath

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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

Mohinder Amarnath

India International Cricket Team PlayerGrit, guts and gumption personified allrounder Mohinder 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.

Full name Mohinder Amarnath Bhardwaj
Born September 24, 1950, Patiala, Punjab
Major teams India, Baroda, Delhi, Durham, Punjab, Wiltshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium

 Career statistics
Test debut  India v Australia at Chennai - Dec 24-28, 1969
Last Test  India v West Indies at Chennai - Jan 11-15, 1988
ODI debut  England v India at Lord's - Jun 7, 1975
Last ODI  India v West Indies at Mumbai - Oct 30, 1989
First-class span  1966/67 - 1988/89
List A span  1975 - 1989/90

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.