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The Boundry Hitter

Hrishikesh Kanitkar's name will be reverberated for generations to come for being the man who cracked that memorable boundary to help India win against Pakistan in a tri-series final held in...
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Born November 14, 1974 at Pune, Maharashtra
Teams India, Rajasthan
Batting Style Left Handed Bat
Bowling Style Right-arm offbreak
ICC Rankings
Batting Bowling
Test: -- Test: --
ODI: -- ODI: --
T20: -- T20: --
  M Inn Runs Avg SR HS NO 100 50 4s 6s
Tests 2 4 74 18.5 40 45 0 0 0 8 0
ODI 34 27 339 17.84 66.21 57 8 0 1 25 1

CAREER

Test debut vs Australia,Dec 26, 1999,Melbourne Cricket Ground
Last Test vs Australia,Jan 02, 2000,Sydney Cricket Ground
ODI debut vs Sri Lanka,Dec 25, 1997,Nehru Stadium
Last ODI vs Australia,Jan 30, 2000,W.A.C.A. Ground

PROFILE

Hrishikesh Kanitkar's name will be reverberated for generations to come for being the man who cracked that memorable boundary to help India win against Pakistan in a tri-series final held in Bangladesh in 1998. In a cauldron of bubbling tensions, Kanitkar smashed Pakistan's famed spinner Saqlain Mushtaq for a four as India registered a famous victory with just one ball to spare.

Unfortunately though, Kanitkar had a checkered international career. The left-hander, who also bowled off-spin was pushed up and down the order, and that didn't help his cause. In fact, he amassed only one fifty in his ODI career and that came against Australia in Kochi in 1998. He played in a couple of Tests in Australia by the end of the millennium. However, he found Australia's pace attack too difficult to handle.

Kanitkar was a prolific run-getter for Maharahstra and later on in his career, he captained Rajasthan to a couple of Ranji Trophy triumphs. Kanitkar retired from the game by the end of 2012-13 season with over 10,000 runs and 74 wickets in First-Class cricket.

Hrishikesh Hemant Kanitkar (born 14 November 1974, in Pune, Maharashtra) is an Indian cricketer and the son of former Indian cricketer Hemant Kanitkar. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm offbreak bowler.

He scored prolifically for the Maharashtra cricket team in the Ranji Trophy to bring himself into contention for national selection. He only had a brief international career, playing two Tests in 1999/2000. He is best remembered for hitting a four (when India required 3 runs to win from 2 balls) in the Silver Jubilee Independence Cup final at Dhaka, Bangladesh against Pakistan, in fading light, to complete the Indian victory.Although off the international scene for quite some time, Kanitkar joined Brentwood Cricket Club in Essex for the 2006 season. During this season he enjoyed the English conditions, scoring over 1000 runs throughout the season with an average of 76.

Kanitkar played for Rajasthan Ranji team as a senior player. In 2010–2011 season, he captained Rajasthan Team in the Ranji Trophy and led them to their maiden Ranji Trophy triumph after defeating Baroda in the finals.

In July 2015 Kanitkar announced his retirement from cricket.

Source:- wikipedia.org

 

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