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Deep Dasgupta (Former Indian cricketer): Wife, Age, Commentary

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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

Nickname: Dasgupta

Role: Wicket-keeper Batsman

Batting Style: Right-handed Bat


Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5’7″-5’8′ (Approx)

Weight (approx.): 82 KG

Eye Colour: Brown

Hair Colour: Brown


Personal Life

Date of Birth: 7 June 1977

Deep Dasgupta Age (as on July 2019): 42 Years

Birth Place: Kolkata, West Bengal,

Zodiac sign: Gemini

Nationality: Indian

School: Sardar Patel Vidyalaya

College: Hindu College, University of Delhi

Educational Qualifications: Graduate

Signature:

Deep Dasgupta signature

Family

Father: Biplab Dasgupta

Mother: NA

Sister: NA

Brother: NA

Coach/Mentor: Suneeta Sharma

Religion: Hindu

Address: Kolkata, West Bengal


Cricket Career

International Debut

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


Records

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.


Preferences

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


Wife and Children

Marital Status: Married

Deep Dasgupta Wife: Amrita Dasgupta

Children: NA


 

Controversies

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).


Lesser Known Facts

Deep Dasgupta was the reserve wicketkeeper for East Zone behind the national wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.


Deep Dasgupta Commentary

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.