Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar
Personal information
Full nameSanjay Vijay Manjrekar
Born (1965-07-12) 12 July 1965 (age 53)
Mangalore, Mysore State, India
NicknameSanju Manju
BattingRight-handed batsman
BowlingRight-arm Off spin
RoleBatsman, commentator
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
CompetitionTestsODIsFCList A
Runs scored2,043199410,2525,175
Batting average37.1433.2355.1145.79
Top score218105377139
Balls bowled17838314
Bowling average7.5079.3322.00
5 wickets in innings0000
10 wickets in match0n/a0n/a
Best bowling0/41/21/41/2
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 16 January 2013

Sanjay Vijay Manjrekar About this soundpronunciation  (born 12 July 1965) is an Indian former cricketer. He played international cricket for India from 1987 until 1996 as a right-handed middle order batsman. He scored just over two thousand runs in Test cricket at an average of 37.14. He occasionally played as wicket-keeper, and was known for his technically correct batting style. 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 the Mysore State in southern India, on 12 July 1965 (since his mother hailed from Mangalore);[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.