Mohinder Amarnath

Born Sep 24, 1950
Nationality India India
Team History
India National Cricket Team India 1966 - 1990

Mohinder Amarnath is called as the Frank Sinatra of cricket. He was the Master of Comeback. His best performance was in 1982-83. He was recalled to the side after a gap of 3 years and smashed 1182 runs inclusive of 5 centuries in 11 Test matches away in Pakistan and the West Indies. In 1983 when India won the Cricket World Cup in England, Amarnath was the Man of the Match in the semi final as well the final.

However, his career crashed while playing against the West Indies at home in 1984 and in 6 innings he could manage a single run. He was dismissed from the team and referred to as “Mr Amarnought.” However, he was reinstated in the team and was hooking pace bowlers again and had a renewed force and vigor. Out of the 11 Test matches that he played, 9 were scored overseas.

Career Highlights

Mohinder Amarnath played in 85 ODIs and in these scored 1924 runs with 102 not out as his highest score. His batting average was 30.53 and batting strike rate was 57.70. He recorded 13 half centuries and 2 centuries and took 23 catches. He bowled 2730 balls and conceded 1971 runs and claimed 46 wickets. His economy rate was 4.33 and bowling average was 42.84.

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