Nayan Mongia (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More
By Yash Mittal
Nayan Mongia (Former India Cricketer)
Former Indian Cricketer
Date of Birth:
December 19, 1969
Age (as on 2018):
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:
Likes to play against:
January 18, 1994, vs Sri Lanka at K.D Singh Stadium
February 15, 1994, vs Sri Lanka at Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground
Did not play
India, India A, Baroda
Nature on the field:
lofted shot over extra-cover
Mongia scored a brilliant 151 against the likes of McGrath and Reiffel while opening the batting. It remained the highest score by an Indian wicket-keeper till MS Dhoni surpassed it with a double-hundred against Australia in 2013.
Mongia is only the fourth Indian keeper to complete a double of 1000 runs and 100 catches.
Favourite Cricket Ground:
Favourite sports Commentator:
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Awards and recognitions
In 1998, Mongia was awarded the Arjuna Award for his outstanding contribution in cricket.
In 1994, Mongua, along with Manoj Prabhakar was accused of throwing away the game against the West Indies. Requiring 63 off last nine overs, Mongia scored just 4 runs off 21 balls along with Manoj Prabhakar, who played a ridiculously slow knock in a bid to get to his selfish milestone (102 off 154 balls). India went on to lose the match by 46 runs and the duo was dropped from the side for the next match.
Mongia was named by the bookmaker in 2000 along with Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja. Following the probe, he was dropped from the side in 2001.
Lesser Known Facts
In 2004, Mongia was named as a coach of the Thailand National Cricket team.NA