Mohinder “Jimmy” Amarnath Bhardwaj
Born: 24 September 1950
- He is an Indian former cricketer and current cricket analyst.
- He is the son of Lala Amarnath, the first post-independence captain of India.
- His brother Surinder Amarnath was a Test player.
- Another brother Rajinder Amarnath is a former first-class cricket and current cricket coach.
- He was seen in the latter part of his career, as the finest Indian batsman against express pace.
- He made his debut against Australia at Chennai in December 1969, as a quick-bowling all-rounder.
- At his peak, he was a class top-order batsman who mainly played at No. 3 for India.
- He was also handy with the ball, swinging and cutting the ball with great skill and control.
- He had a unique run-up where he slowed down as he reached the bowling crease.
- Behind his seemingly lethargic demeanor were nerves of steel.
- He played 69 Tests scoring 4,378 runs at a batting average of 42.50, with 11 hundred and 24 fifties and claimed 32 wickets at a bowling average of 55.68 apiece.
- In 85 One Day Internationals, he scored 1,924 runs at an average of 30.53 and the highest score of 102 n.o. and claimed 46 wickets at 42.84 apiece.
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September 24, 2019