Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar
Personal information
Full nameSanjay Vijay Manjrekar
Born (1965-07-12) 12 July 1965 (age 54)
Mangalore, Karnataka State, India
NicknameSanju Manju
BowlingRight-arm off spin
RelationsVijay Manjrekar (father)
Dattaram Hindlekar (great-uncle)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 179)25 November 1987 v West Indies
Last Test20 November 1996 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 66)5 January 1988 v West Indies
Last ODI6 November 1996 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Runs scored2,0431,99410,2525,175
Batting average37.1433.2355.1145.79
Top score218105377139
Balls bowled17838314
Bowling average7.5079.3322.00
5 wickets in innings000
10 wickets in match000
Best bowling1/21/41/2
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 16 January 2013

Sanjay Vijay Manjrekar About this soundpronunciation  (born 12 July 1965) is an Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer. He played international cricket for India from 1987 until 1996 as a right-handed middle order batsman. He scored around four thousand runs in international cricket and occasionally doubled as a wicket-keeper. Following the conclusion of his cricket career, he now works as a cricket commentator.

Domestic career

Manjrekar was born in Mangalore in what was then Mysore State in southern India, on 12 July 1965,[1] the son of Vijay Manjrekar, who made 55 Test match appearances for India between 1952 and 1965.[2] As a schoolboy, he competed in the Cooch Behar Trophy between 1978 and 1982.[3] He attended Bombay University,[4] and played in the Vizzy Trophy and the Rohinton Baria Trophy between 1983 and 1985,[3] winning both in 1985, with West Zone Universities and Bombay University respectively.[5][6]

Manjrekar made his first-class cricket debut on 7 March 1985, scoring 57 runs in his only innings for Bombay during their Ranji Trophy quarter-final victory over Haryana.[7] He retained his place for the semi-final, but did not play again after that until the following season.[8] He performed steadily in 1985–86, averaging 42.40 with the bat, though his highest score was 51 not out.[9] The following season, he struck his first century in first-class cricket, remaining 100 not out during the first innings of a match against Baroda.[10] He scored one other hundred that season, and his season's average was 76.40.[9] He struck a double century for West Zone in October 1987, scoring 278 runs from 376 before being run out.[11]

Domestically, he enjoyed success in the 1990–91 season, scoring four centuries and one half-century in eight first-class appearances. During the season, he scored his highest total, 377,[9] in the Ranji Trophy semi-final against Hyderabad.[12] He played in the final of the 1994–95 Ranji Trophy, scoring 224 runs to help Bombay to a total of 690/6 declared in their first innings, a total that saw them win the trophy.[13]

He won a second Ranji Trophy final in 1996–97, captaining his team, by this stage renamed Mumbai. Manjrekar scored 78 runs in the match, in which both sides only batted one innings.[14] Manjrekar kept playing domestic cricket until the end of the 1997–98 season, and had a batting average of 55.11 in first-class cricket, and 45.79 for List A cricket.