India’s famous allrounder Vinoo Mankad inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame
The ICC in order to celebrate the game before the first-ever WTC final has inducted 10 cricketers, 2 each from different eras in their special edition of Hall of fame
Included in the list was former all-round legend of Indian cricket, Vinoo Mankad who played in the post-war era.
Vinoo Mankad, who passed away in 1978, played 44 Tests for India, scoring 2109 runs at 31 average and took 162 wickets at 32 average. He was a right-handed batsman and left-arm slow bowler. His finest match in test cricket came at Lords vs England in which he singlehandedly fought against a great England team scoring 72 and 184 and bowled a staggering amount of 97 overs in that match taking 5 wickets in the 1st innings. Though India lost the test it was termed as the ” Mankad’s test”.
India’s famous allrounder Vinoo Mankad inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. As a batsman, Mankad could bat at all numbers and his world record opening stand with Pankaj Roy of 473 runs vs New Zealand at Madras ( now Chennai) was unbroken for many years.
Mankad and Kapil Dev are considered the two greatest ever all-rounders to have played for India.
ICC honoured 10 cricketers of different eras apart from Mankad. The complete list is below
1) Early Cricket Era: Aubrey Faulkner (SA) and Monty Noble (AUS)
2) Inter-War Era: Sir Learie Constantine (WI) and Stan McCabe (AUS)
3) Post-War Era: Ted Dexter (ENG) and Vinoo Mankad (IND)
4) ODI Era: Desmond Hayes (WI) and Bob Willis (ENG)
5) Modern Era : Andy Flower (ZIM) and Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
Kumar Sangakkara became only the 2nd cricketer from Sri Lanka to be inducted into the Hall of Fame after Muralitharan while Andy Flower is the first cricketer from Zimbabwe to be bestowed with this honour.