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Vinod Kambli Biography

Vinod Ganpat Kambli (Marathi: िवनोद कांबळी Vinod_Kambli.ogg pronunciation (help·info) (born 18 January 1972, Mumbai, Maharashtra) is a former Indian cricketer, who played for India, Mumbai and Boland. A prodigious talent, Kambli never quite fulfilled his potential.

Kambli was born in Mumbai. He rose to prominence, when he shared an unbroken partnership of 664 in a school match with Sachin Tendulkar. Kambli contributed 349* before their coach Acharekar forced the pair to declare. Kambli, who started his Ranji trophy career with a six off the first ball he faced, soon followed Sachin in to the Indian team. Kambli had a exciting start to his test career making two double-centuries and two centuries in just seven tests. However, he lost his touch midway through his career and was subsequently dropped from the team. His technical insecurity against fast short-pitched bowling, and disciplinary problems, militated against his selection. He played in his last Test match aged just 24.

Kambli, nevertheless, was able to make frequent comebacks into the one-day squad, but could not cement his place in the team. He played his last ODI in 2000.

    * Test debut: India vs England at Kolkata, 1st Test, 1992/93
    * Latest Test: India vs New Zealand at Cuttack, 3rd Test, 1995/96
    * ODI debut: India vs Pakistan at Sharjah, Wills Trophy, 2nd Match, 1991/92
    * Latest ODI: India vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Coca-Cola Champions Trophy, 2000/01
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