|Hrishikesh Kanitkar Quick Information|
|height||5 feet 11 inches|
|Date of birth||November 14, 1974|
|eye color||dark brown|
Hrishikesh Kanitkaro is an Indian cricket coach and former professional cricketer, who primarily represented his country in the longer formats of the game (2 Tests and 34 ODIs), between December 1997 and January 2000, as a batting all-rounder. In the Indian domestic circuit, he played for his home state team of Maharashtra (1994–2007), Madhya Pradesh (2008–2009), and Rajasthan (2010–2015). He had captained Rajasthan continuously Ranji Trophy (the major domestic first-class cricket competition in India) title in the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons, the team’s first such title. In July 2015, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after nearly 2 decades associated with domestic cricket. After retirement, he has worked as a cricket coach and in domestic cricket as head coach with Goa (2015-16) and Tamil Nadu (2016-2019). He was the head coach of the Indian Under-19 team that won the title. ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup In February 2022, for the 5th time, after winning campaigns in 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2018.
name at birth
Hrishikesh Hemant Kanitkaro
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Cricket Coach, Professional Cricketer (Retd)
- father – Hemant Kanitkar (Former Test Cricketer) (d. 9 June 2015)
- siblings Aditya Kanitkar (Brother) (Golfer)
- other Radhika Tulpule (Sister-in-law) (Former Tennis Player)
14 – One Day International (ODI)
5 feet 11 inches or 180.5 cm
81 kg or 178.5 lbs
Caste / Ethnicity
- toned physique
- receding hairline
- friendly smile
- clean shaven look
Hrishikesh Kanitkar Facts
- The turning point in Hrishikesh’s short-lived international career came in January 1998 when India won Silver Jubilee Independence Cup, a tripartite series between India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, organized as a celebration of 25 years of Bangladesh’s independence. India set up a best-of-3 final against Pakistan after beating both Bangladesh and Pakistan in the group stage of the tournament, where India won the first match and Pakistan won the second.
- In the decider of the tournament (which was reduced to 48 overs per side due to poor lighting), incidentally the only day-night match of the tournament, Pakistan scored a mammoth total of 314 runs. In the 44th over, when India’s score was 281/5, Rishikesh came to bat. Although he didn’t score many runs, he held on to one end and, in the fading light, hit a boundary when 3 runs were needed off the last 2 balls of the match. India’s effort set the then world record for most successful run chases in ODI cricket.
- The only ‘Player of the Match’ performance of his international career came in an ODI against Zimbabwe in April 1998. He scored 35 runs in 31 balls to help India win by 13 runs.
- In December 2012, he was 100. became only the 27th cricketer to play Ranji Trophy match.
- When he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in July 2015, he was one of only 3 batsmen in the history of cricket to score more than 8,000 runs. Ranji Trophy, Then, he was also the only captain in the history of the tournament to have won both the Elite and Plate League titles.
Featured image by Hrishikesh Kanitkar / Instagram