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Who is Vinod Kambli?

Vinod Kambli (born 18 January 1972) is an Indian former cricketer, who played for India as a left-handed middle-order batsman, as well as for Mumbai and Boland, South Africa. Kambli became the first cricketer in cricket history to score a century in a One-day International on his birthday.

Ex-Cricketer Vinod Kambli Arrested In Mumbai Accident Case, Out On Bail

Ex-Cricketer Vinod Kambli Arrested In Mumbai Accident Case, Out On Bail
Ex-Cricketer Vinod Kambli Arrested In Mumbai Accident Case, Out On Bail

Former India cricketer Vinod Kambli was arrested for ramming his car into the gate of his residential society in Bandra in Mumbai on Sunday afternoon, a police official said.

He said Mr Kambli, who also allegedly argued with the complex’s watchman and some residents after the incident, was released on bail later.

Mr Kambli has been charged under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 279 (rash driving), 336 (endangering life or personal safety of others) and 427 (mischief causing damage), the Bandra police station official added.

Vinod Kambli Biography, Wiki

Vinod Kambli was born on 18th January 1972 in Mumbai’s suburban Kanjurmarg. His father Ganpat Kambli was a mechanic who struggled enough to equip Vinod with professional cricket coaching. Kambli has three brothers namely Vikas, Virendra, and Vidyadhar. Vinod’s mother Vijaya Kambli is a homemaker.

Kambli wasn’t financially empowered and he initially struggled to raise income and even stole money to buy his first bat. His struggle was real as he boarded the crowded local trains to travel from his home to his coaching center at Shivaji Park in Dadar. Kambli did not pursue further studies after getting passed in Std. Xth.

Kambli wasn’t financially empowered and he initially struggled to raise income and even stole money to buy his first bat. His struggle was real as he boarded the crowded local trains to travel from his home to his coaching center at Shivaji Park in Dadar. Kambli did not pursue further studies after getting passed in Std. Xth.

Vinod Kambli Biography Wikipedia
Vinod Kambli
Full nameVinod Kambli
Born18 January 1972 (age 50)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingRight-arm off-break
RoleBatsman

Vinod Kambli Career

Vinod Kambli started to pursue professional cricket coaching under Ramakant Achrekar sir at the young age of 12 years. Iconically, Sachin Tendulkar also practiced under the same coach and the two are childhood best friends. 

Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli recorded an unbeaten partnership of 664 runs at an inter-school match against St. Xavier’s School. Kambli contributed 349 runs and later picked up six wickets for thirty-seven runs to push forward his cricketing career.

While Tendulkar made his Indian debut, Kambli was selected in Mumbai’s senior team for the Ranji Trophy 1989-90. Kambli set a unique record on his debut as he hit a six on the very first ball. Kambli also represented the Mumbai U-19 team and performed brilliantly at the Cooch Behar Trophy and the CK Nayudu Trophy.

Kambli has contributed significantly to Mumbai’s success in the domestic circuit. He has been a consistent part of the team where he has scored many runs to take his team through. In his first-class career, Kambli has played 129 matches where has managed to score 9,965 runs with an excellent average of 59.97. Kambli also bowled and kept the wickets for Mumbai.

Vinod Kambli also played for Mumbai in limited-overs cricket at the Vijay Hazare Trophy. His skillful batting display also helped him to earn a spot in the West Zone team for Duleep Trophy. In the 221 List-A games he played, Kambli scored 6,476 runs with an average of 41.24. He also played domestic cricket for the Boland province of South Africa.

In his short-lived International career, Kambli has featured in only 17 test matches and 104 One-Day Internationals. Kambli made his debut against Pakistan at the Wills Sharjah Trophy in 1991. His impressive performance led to his inclusion in the 1992 World Cup. He had an average run at the World Cup but continued to feature in the ODI team.

Kambli scored his maiden ODI century against England on his birthday at Jaipur in 1993. His only second ton came against Zimbabwe at Kanpur in the 1996 World Cup. Following his disappointing run at the World Cup, he featured in limited ODI fixtures and played his last ODI against Sri Lanka in 2000 at an age of 28 years only.

In his uneven Test career, Kambli’s highlight remains his 224-run knock at his first series against England at the Wankhede Stadium in 1993. He scored another century against Zimbabwe in the following series. Kambli’s inconsistent run resulted in his last test match at an age of only 24 against New Zealand in 1996.

Vinod Kambli Wife(s)

Vinod Kambli married his first wife Noella Lewis at a private ceremony in Mumbai in 1998. Noella Lewis was a receptionist at a hotel in Pune where Kambli met her during an Indian match. The couple parted their ways following internal differences in 2004.

Vinod Kambli married his second wife Andrea Hewitt in 2014. Andrea is a fashion model based in Mumbai. The two gave birth to their first son before their official marriage in 2010. After marrying Andrea, Kambli converted to the Catholic church and named his son Jesus Kambli.

Vinod Kambli with 2nd wife Andrea Hewitt
Vinod Kambli with 2nd wife Andrea Hewitt

Vinod Kambli FAQ’s

Who is Vinod Kambli?

Vinod Kambli (born 18 January 1972) is an Indian former cricketer, who played for India as a left-handed middle-order batsman, as well as for Mumbai and Boland, South Africa. Kambli became the first cricketer in cricket history to score a century in a One-day International on his birthday.

What happened to Vinod Kambli?

Former India cricketer Vinod Kambli was arrested for ramming his car into the gate of his residential society in Bandra in Mumbai on Sunday afternoon, a police official said.

How old is Vinod Kambli?

Vinod Kambli is currently 49 years old.

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