Manoj Kumar Tiwary
An aggressive right handed batsman and an occasional leg break, Manoj Tiwary represents Bengal in domestics and plays for Kings XI Punjab in IPL. His domestic records portray him as one of the finest batting talents who couldn’t make it to the big platform due to injury concerns and immense competition at that time.
|Nickname:||Manni, Chhota Dada|
|Weight (approx.):||63 Kg|
|Date of Birth:||14 November 1985|
|Age (as on 2017):||32 years|
|Birth Place:||Howrah, West Bengal|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Capricorn|
|School:||St. Thomas Church School in Howrah|
|Father:||Late Shyam Shankar Tiwary|
|Coach/Mentor:||Manabendra Ghosh and W V Raman|
|ODI:||vs Australia on 3 February 2008|
|T20I:||vs England on 29 October 2011|
|Jersey Number:||#90 (int), #9 (dom)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Bengal, Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Abahani Limited, Rising Pune Supergiants, Kings XI Punjab|
|Nature on field:||Calm|
|Likes to play against:||NA|
- 100 first-class matches till October 2017
- Tiwary and G Gambhir were involved in a heated conversation in 2015 during a Ranji Trophy match which led to 70% match fees fine of G Gambhir and 40% match fees fine of M Tiwary.
|Hobbies:||Travelling, Soccer, watching motivational videos|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Food:||Suzi ka Halwa and Misti Dhoi|
|Favourite TV Show:||Tom and Jerry|
|Favourite Musicians/Singers:||Kishore Kumar|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Marriage Date:||18th July 2013|
|IPL 11:||1 crore (KXIP)|
|Lesser Known Facts|
- In 2011, Sehwag rested himself after winning the 5 matches ODI series against WIndies in 2011 and gave a chance to Tiwary. He scored unbeaten 104 in that innings and was awarded Man of the Match.
- He initially stunned everyone for his ability for leg spin but later preferred batting.