Vinoo Mankad, who played for India in his youth.
Vinoo Mankad, who played for India in his youth.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame has inducted Vinoo Mankad, who starred for the Indian national team.

In a ceremony on April 6, the International Cricket Council (ICC) unveiled a special induction of 10 legendary cricketers into the ICC Hall of Fame to celebrate the rich history of Test cricket, and to help coincide with the first-ever ICC World Test Championship final, which will be played in Mumbai, India, on April 8. This year’s inductees bring the total number of ICC Hall of Famers to 103 and join an equally illustrious list of the ten all-time greats to enter the Hall of Legends. Players in the following five eras were inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame because of their respective inductions:

The south African Aubrey Faulkner and the Australian Monty Noble are inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame from the beginning of the cricket era. Players who were selected before 1918 for their greatest contributions to the game were instrumental in shaping the early years of cricket.

These two men (Sir Learie Constantine, for the West Indies, and Stan McCabe, for Australia) were chosen as having made the greatest contributions to the game during the inter-war period (between the years 1918 and 1945).

Since the end of World War II, England’s Ted Dexter and India’s Vinoo Mankad have been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

Mankad, who was part of the Indian cricket team for 44 Test matches, compiled 2,109 runs (avg. 31.47) with 162 wickets (avg. 32.32) as an opening batsman and left-arm orthodox bowler. For the most part, his most famous feat was scoring 72 and 184, bowling 97 overs, and batting in a single game, which was against England at Lord’s in the year 1952.

Only three cricketers have batted in every position throughout their careers, and he is one of them. While in his mid-40s, he was the coach of another legendary Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar, in Mumbai.

Desmond Haynes and Bob Willis, both of whom played in the ODI era (1971-1995), were inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame following their inductions into the ICC Hall of Fame in the ODI era. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and Zimbabwe’s Andy Flower were picked in the Modern Cricket Era.

Flower, Zimbabwe’s left-handed wicket-keeper batsman, appeared in 63 Tests, scoring 4,794 runs at 51.54 and taking 151 catches with nine stumpings. For the first time, a player from Zimbabwe has been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. He maintained his ranking as the number one batsman in the world because of his determination, grit, and willpower.

Andy set the record for the highest score by a wicketkeeper when he compiled 232 not out in a first-innings total of 242 against India at Nagpur in 2000. His record as a coach later placed him among the most prominent figures in men’s test cricket, when he helped England achieve first place in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings for Men.

While playing 134 tests, scored 12,400 runs, took 182 catches, and 20 stumpings, Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara was an example of grace on the field. Sangakkara ended his career by setting a record for his country as the most prolific run-scorer of all time.

In 2014, he scored an impressive 319 runs in a Test match against Bangladesh, as well as 105 runs in a first-class match against the same opponents. In 2017, he came close to scoring six consecutive centuries in first-class cricket.

Ten players and one milestone have been selected for this special edition of the ICC Player insignia, which was selected by the ICC Hall of Fame Voting Academy, which includes members of the ICC Hall of Fame, a FICA representative, well-known cricket journalists, and senior ICC members.

ICC Hall of Fame member, Sunil Gavaskar made a statement regarding Vinoo Mankad’s induction: “Vinoo Mankad’s legacy will be to tell aspiring Indian cricketers to believe in themselves. He was a great advocate of self-belief. He told me that as long as I kept scoring runs, that knock on the selector’s door would eventually come.”

“If you can’t hear it, give yourself credit for a double hundred and make the ringing of that knock even louder. Beating the technique requires temperament. The greatest lesson I learned from him was how vital it is to maintain self-belief in difficult situations.”

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