|Real Name||Vinod Ganpat Kambli|
|Profession||Former Indian Cricketer (Batsman)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
|Body Measurements||- Chest: 44 Inches
- Waist: 36 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
|International Debut||Test- 29 January 1992 vs England in Kolkata
ODI- 18 October 1991 vs Pakistan in Sharjah
|Domestic/State Team||Boland, Mumbai|
|Nature on field||Aggressive
|Likes to play against||Pakistan
|Favourite Shot||Cover drive|
|Records (main ones)||• When he was 17 years old, and Sachin Tendulkar was 16, they made a world-record of a massive 664-run partnership in a school match.
• He had the record for the highest Test average (54.2) by an Indian (20 inns or more), even more than Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag.
• In his early international cricket days, he made the record for the fastest Indian to score 1000 Test runs.
• He was among the very few batsmen to score an ODI century on his birthday, in a match against England in 1993.
|Career Turning Point||When he scored his debut century (224 runs) against England at Wankhede Stadium in 1993.|
|Date of Birth||18 January 1972|
|Age (as in 2017)||45 Years|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Capricorn|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Family||Father- Ganpat Kambli (Mechanic)
Mother- Vijaya Kambli
Brother- Virendra Kambli, Vidyadhar Kambli, Vikas Kambli
Sister- Vidya Kambli
|Hobbies||Having tattoos, playing tennis and listening music|
|Controversies||• In 2009, appeared on a reality show called Sach Ka Saamna and took his outbursts by replying to a question that Sachin Tendulkar could have helped him in his difficult period.
• In 2015, his maid accused him and his wife for torturing her.
|Favourite Cricketer||Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli
Bowler: Wasim Akram
|Favourite Food||Mutton biryani, tandoori chicken and fried fish|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Noella Lewis (Receptionist)
Andrea Hewitt (Model)
|Wife||Noella Lewis (Receptionist, Divorced)
Andrea Hewitt (Model)
Son- Jesus Christiano
Some lesser known facts about Vinod Kambli
- Does Vinod Kambli smoke?: No
- Does Vinod Kambli drink alcohol?: Yes
- Kambli was born and brought up in a chawl in Mumbai, where he used to live with his joint family of 18 members.
- He had a difficult childhood as far as money is concerned, and once he stole something to buy a cricket bat.
- He started his Ranji Trophy career with a bang by hitting a six off the 1st ball.
- He took retirement from international cricket in 2009 and from first-class cricket in 2011.
- In 2009, he contested for the Maharashtra Assembly Elections for Lok Bharati Party from Vikhroli (Mumbai), but he lost it by a big margin.
- He was seen in few Bollywood films like Annarth, Pal Pal Dil Ke Ssaat and a Kannada film Bettanagere.
- He also worked in a TV serial, Miss India in 2002.
- He converted to Christianity in 2010.
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