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January 14, 2019
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Vinod Kambli (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

By Yash Mittal

Vinod Kambli (Former India Cricketer)

Nickname: Kambli
Profession: Indian Cricketer
Biography
Autobiography: NA
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 5’7″
Weight (approx.): 80 kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Bald
Tattoos:
Personal Life
Date of Birth: January 18, 1972
Age (as on 2018): 46 Years
Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
School: N/A
College: N/A
Educational Qualifications: N.A
Signature:

Family
Father: Ganpat Kambli (Mechanic)
Mother: Vijaya Kambli
Sister: Vidya Kambli
Brother: Virendra Kambli, Vidyadhar Kambli, Vikas Kambli
Coach/Mentor: Ramakant Achrekar
Religion: Christian
Address: N/A

Likes to play against:

Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test: January 29, 1992, vs England at Kolkata
ODI: October 18, 1991, vs Pakistan in Sharjah
T20: N/A
Jersey Number:
Domestic/State Team:
Nature on the field: aggressive
Pakistan
Favourite Sh /Ball: Cover drive

Career Turning Point

  • When he scored his debut (224 runs) against England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Records

  • At the age of 17, Kambli was involved in a world-record 664-run partnership in a school game.
  • Kambli possesses the record for the highest Test average for an Indian batsman with more than 20 Test innings. He averaged a staggering 54,2.
  • Kambli was the fastest Indian to rack up 1,000 Test runs.
  • He is one of the very few batsmen to score an ODI century on his birthday, against England in 1993.

Preferences
Hobbies: Having tattoos, playing Tenni and listening to music
Favourite Batsmen: Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli
Favourite Bowlers: Wasim Akram
Favourite Cricket Ground:
Favourite sports Commentator: NA
Favourite Food: Mutton biryani, tandoori chicken and fried fish
Favourite Actors: NA
Favourite Films: NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA
Favourite Destination: NA
Smoking/Alcohol:

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Noella Lewis (Receptionist), Andrea Hewitt (Model)
Wife/Spouse: Noella Lewis (Divorced), Andrea Lewitt

Marriage Date: 1998 & 2010
Children: 1 Son:- Jesus Christiano

Awards and recognitions

  • In school cricket, Kambli along with Sachin amassed a world record 664 run partnership.
  • He boasts of the highest Test average by an Indian cricketer who has played a minimum of 20 innings.

Controversies

  • In 2009, Kambli appeared on a reality show ‘Sach Ka Samna’ where he alleged Sachin Tendulkar for not helping him in his difficult period.
  • In early 2012, Kambli accused Mohammad Azharuddin of fixing the 1996 World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka.
  • Kambi and her wife were accused of torturing their maid.

Lesser Known Facts

  • Journalist Kumal Purandare penned his biography titled Vinod Kambli: The Lost Hero.
  • In 2009, Kambli launched his Khel Bharti Sports Academy in Mumbai and announced his retirement from cricket.
  • He played his last Test match for India at the age of 23.
  • In 2009, Kambli joined the Lok Bharati Party and contested Assembly elections from Vikhroli and lost. In 2001, he supported Anna Hazare’s campaign of India against Corruption.
  • Kambli has also appeared as an actor in few films, namely:- Annarth (2002), Pal Pal Dil Ke Saaf (2009) and Bettanagere (2015).
  • He converted to Christianity after marrying Andrea.
  • Kambli has also featured on the small screen. In 2002 he made his debut on DD National in a show called Miss India. He also appeared as a contestant on Big Boss.

Yash Mittal

A cricket lover waiting for the next Indian cricket triumph!