Hemang Badani (Former Indian cricketer): Wife, Age, Records, ICL, Ban

Updated on: Apr 22, 2020 7:44 pm IST

  • Hemang Badani is a former Indian left-handed batsman who came into national team fold when the match-fixing allegations ruled Ajay Jadeja and Mohammad Azharuddin ineligible for Indian team selection. He was already a successful Ranji player when Indian team came calling for him for the 2000 Asia Cup in Bangladesh.

    Badani went on to represent India in 40 One Day internationals, while his Test career lasted only four matches. His most important innings as an international cricketer came in 2000 when he struck a brilliant 98-ball 100 against Australia in Pune while batting mostly with the tailenders. But he failed to touch those heights again, and with new players coming into the fore, and his form fading, he soon lost his place in the Indian team and was forgotten forever. His last competitive game came in 2013 in the first-class game for Vidarbha against Punjab.

    Name: Hemang Badani

    Nickname: Badani

    Role: Left-handed Batsman, Slow left-arm bowler

    Physical Appearance

    Height (approx.): 5,’11

    Weight (approx.): 76

    Eye Colour: Black

    Hair Colour: Black

    Personal Life

    Date of Birth: November 14, 1976

    Hemang Badani Age (as on April 2020): 43 years

    Birth Place: Chennai, Tamilnadu

    Zodiac sign: Zodiac

    Nationality: India

    School: Hilton Matriculation School, Chennai

    College: NA

    Educational Qualifications: Graduate


    Hemang Badani Signature
    Hemang Badani Signature


    Father: Kamal Badani

    Mother: NA

    Coach/Mentor: PK Dharmalingam

    Religion: Hindu

    Address: Chennai, Tamilnadu

    Hemang Badani family and friends. Image @Twitter
    Hemang Badani family and friends. Image @Twitter

    Cricket Career

    International Debut

    Test: June 15, 2000, India’s Tour Of Zimbabwe

    ODI: Asia Cup, Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, May 30, 2000

    Jersey Number: NA

    Major Teams: Indian National Team, Chennai Super Kings, Chennai Superstars, Tamil Nadu, and Vidarbha


    As mentioned above, Badani’s career-highlight came against Australia in 2000 when he hit an incredible 100. He also played crucial innings of 58 runs against Zimbabwe when he helped India chased down 254 with the team at 144 for 5 at one stage in the game. At one point in his career, his batting average in the ODIs was touching 50, but he failed to make the most of his good international start.


    Hobbies: Watching movies, Coaching and Mentoring.

    Favourite Cricketers: Sachin Tendulkar

    Favourite Sportspersons: Sachin Tendulkar

    Favourite Food: Rasam, Banana Bonda, Idli, Sambhar, Dosa

    Favourite Actors: Superstar Rajnikanth

    Favourite Films: All Rajnikanth Films


    Wife  and Children

    Marital Status: Married

    Hemang Badani Wife: Sulakshna Badani

    Marriage Date: NA


    Hemang Badani Controversies

    The BCCI banned Hemang Badani from all form of cricket in Indian after he signed with the ICL franchise Chennai Superstars. But he accepted BCCI’s amnesty offers two years later and earned the NOC to play Ranji and Domestic cricket again.

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