Dilip Vengsarkar – Biography, Wife, Family, Career & Success

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Dilip Vengsarkar was a good and great player in the world of cricket, that golden moment of the year 1983 when India won the World Cup, he was part of the Indian cricket team and played his role in winning the World Cup. Dilip, who batted at number three, was in the Indian cricket team for more than a decade. He was also famous for good batting in the world of cricket.

Dilip Vengsarkar made tremendous headlines when he scored 1975 runs while playing for Mumbai in the Irani Trophy in 110. In this match, he fiercely beat bowlers like Bishan Singh Bedi and Irapali Prasanna. At that time, both of them used to be very popular. Dilip Vengsarkar was born on 6 April 1956 (age 64) in Rajpur, Mumbai, India, he performed well in cricket in the 70s to 80s.

Dilip Vengsarkar

  • Name – Dilip Vengsarkar
  • Nickname – Colonel
  • Born – 6 April 1956
  • Place of Birth – Rajpur, Mumbai, India
  • Batting – Right Hand
  • Bowling – Right Hand Batman
  • ODI– 21 February 1976 v New Zealand
  • First Test match – 24 January 1976 v New Zealand
  • Last Test match – 5 February 1992 v Australia
  • Last ODI – 14 November 1991 v South Africa

It is said that in the year 1994, when the match between Mumbai and Punjab was going on at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, at that time Dilip had retired from cricket and had come to watch the match, in the meantime, some spectators started harassing him in the match, due to which he became so angry that he jumped and slapped a person.

Vengsarkar, who was part of the Team that won the World Cup in the year 1993, got the captaincy of the India team in the year 1987 after his good game, Vengsarkar, who scored 17 centuries in Test matches, has also been awarded the Wisdon Cricketer of the Year in 1987, Vengsarkar (Dilip Vengsarkar) captained India in only 10 matches.

In his career, Dilip played a total of 1992 Test matches and scored 116 runs at an average of 42.13. He also received many awards and honors.

Dilip Vengsarkar Awards – (Dilip Vengsarkar )

  • In 1981, Dilip Vengsarkar received the Arjuna Award.
  • The Government of India has also awarded him the Padma Shri award in the year 1987 for his good contribution to cricket.
  • Dilip also received the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award from the BCCI.

Dilip Vengsarkar Retirement Life –

After retiring from cricket, Dilip opened his own cricket academy (1995) named Elf-Vengsarkar Academy, Dilip is busy in it nowadays. Dilip has done many more things in the world of cricket that you will know about.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dilip Vengsarkar

  • In 2003, Dilip was elected vice-president by the Mumbai Cricket Association.
  • In March 2006, the BCCI had also selected Dilip’s name for referee, but he did not refuse to accept it.
  • In 2002, Dilip Vengsarkar was also elected chairman of the Talent Resource Development Wing (TRDW).
  • Dilip Vengsarkar was a good batsman of his time.
  • Dilip Vengsarkar no longer plays cricket but trains people in cricket, he also has a cricket academy as you may have read above.

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