Unsung records of Vinod Kambli


Former Indian cricketer and childhood friend of cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli is known for its flamboyant batting style that had helped him set various records, many of which are unheard by the fans. This middle-order batsman from Mumbai has to his credit numerous legendary partnerships and batting figures, one of which was vouched on 22 February 1993, when India played against England in the Wankhede Stadium

Even though it was the final test and the hosts were already leading in the series (2-0), Kambli was in no mood to go easy on the English bowlers. Playing at number 3rd, he scored his maiden test century, which in the later course of his innings turned into a double century. Thereby making him the youngest Indian to score a double century (21 years and 32 days), the record which still stands strong for Kambli.

Kambli was able to continue his terrific form in the next test series as well. This time it was against Zimbabwe, which gave him the career best score of 227. The following series against Sri Lanka also proved highly profiting for him as he was able to book two back-to-back centuries (125 and 120) under his name.