Deep Dasgupta is a former wicket-keeper Batsman who represented India in both the Tests and One Day International games. He burst onto the scene in 1998-99 domestic season when he scored a century on his Ranji debut, and two years later he caught Indian team’s selectors’ eyes after clocking 13 dismissals in just three first-class games.
Dasgupta was given the national call following the then Indian wicketkeeper Samir Dighe’s abysmal show in the limited-overs series against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, but he failed to make the most of the golden opportunity and could last only five ODI games. He averaged 28.67 in 8 Tests for India, scoring a century and 2 50+ scores.
Name: Deep Dasgupta
Role: Wicket-keeper Batsman
Batting Style: Right-handed Bat
Height (approx.): 5’7″-5’8′ (Approx)
Weight (approx.): 82 KG
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Brown
Date of Birth: 7 June 1977
Deep Dasgupta Age (as on July 2019): 42 Years
Birth Place: Kolkata, West Bengal,
Zodiac sign: Gemini
School: Sardar Patel Vidyalaya
College: Hindu College, University of Delhi
Educational Qualifications: Graduate
Father: Biplab Dasgupta
Coach/Mentor: Suneeta Sharma
Address: Kolkata, West Bengal
Test: vs South Africa at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, Nov 03, 2001
ODI: vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Oct 05, 2001
Major Teams: India National Team, Bengal, Kolkata Tigers
Dismissed 13 players in just three first-class games in the 2000-01 Ranji season. He also scored a century on his Ranji Debut for Bengal.
Dasgupta is considered as one of the most successful Ranji captains in Bengal’s cricket history. He led Bengal team to two Ranji Trophy finals in consecutive seasons, only the second captain to do so after Sambaran Banerjee.
Hobbies: Cricket, Reading and Watching Bengali Movies
Favourite Cricketers: Kapil Dev
Favourite Sportspersons: Kapil Dev
Favourite Food: Macher Jhol, Kosha Mangsho, Mishti Doi
Favourite Actors: Utpal Dutt
Favourite Films: NA
Marital Status: Married
Deep Dasgupta Wife: Amrita Dasgupta
Deep Dasgupta was suspended for one match in his debut series in South Africa for excessive appealing. But the biggest controversy of his career was his decision to link with now-defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL).
Deep Dasgupta was the reserve wicketkeeper for East Zone behind the national wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Deep Dasgupta is now a successful Hindi commentator. He was part of Star Sports’ Hindi commentary panel for the 2016 T20 World Cup and is also a part of IPL commentary team.