Mohinder Amarnath Biography

Mohinder Amarnath: Early Life, Family Background

Mohinder Amarnath is a former Indian cricketer, born on 24th September 1950 in Patiala, Punjab.

  • Full name: Mohinder Amarnath Bhardwaj
  • Born: Sep 24, 1950 (69 years)
  • Birth Place: Patiala, Punjab
  • Batting Style: Right Handed Bat
  • Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
  • Father Name: L Amarnath
  • Brother Name: S Amarnath
  • Brother Name: R Amarnath
  • NephewName: D Amarnath

Mohinder Amarnath Stats

Mohinder Amarnath made his Test debut for India in 1969 against Australia at Chennai. Mohinder Amarnath was largely in and out of the side during the 1970s. His defining moment came in the 1982-83 season when he played 11 away Test matches in Pakistan and West Indies and scored 1182 runs. It included five centuries. Amarnath was a prolific batsman, in 69 Tests appearances for India he averaged 42.50 with 11 career defining centuries to his name and scalped 32 wickets.

Mohinder Amarnath Batting Career Summary

– TestODI
M6985
Inn11375
NO1012
Runs43781924
HS138102
Avg42.530.54
BF51193334
SR85.5257.71
100112
20000
502413
4s330123
6s219

Mohinder Amarnath Bowling Career Summary

TestODI
M6985
Inn7164
B34362702
Runs17821971
Wkts3246
BBI4/633/32
BBM3/123/12
Econ3.114.38
Avg55.6942.85
SR107.3858.74
5W00
10W00

Mohinder Amarnath Awards and Recognition

  • Amarnath finished his career having 11 Test centuries out of which nine were scored in overseas conditions.
  • In 1986, Amarnath had a good Benson and Hedges World Series tournament with knocks of 61, 58* and 74 against New Zealand, Australia and New Zealand respectively.
  • Amarnath was widely reckoned for his courage on the field especially at the batting crease.
  • He was the Man of the Match in two decisive games of the tournament. From eight outings, Amarnath gathered 237 runs at 29.62 and 8 wickets at 22.25.
  • Amarnath carried a red colour handkerchief in his pocket while batting hence giving a testament of his superstition on the field.
  • Amarnath played a crucial role behind India’s triumph in the 1983 World Cup campaign in England.

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