The state of Maharashtra has seen the maximum number of players went onto represent India.
Maharashtra has been home to many famous Bollywood celebrities but this state has also given us many great cricketers, who had the proud opportunity to captain the Indian cricket team.
The state of Maharashtra has seen the maximum number of players went onto represent India. Maharashtra has been home to many famous Bollywood celebrities but this state has also given us many great cricketers, who had the proud opportunity to captain the Indian cricket team.
Following are the captains of the Indian cricket team hailing from Maharashtra and made the country proud many times:
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar often referred to as the “God of Cricket” and “Master Blaster”, is one of the former captains of the Indian cricket team and the greatest batsman of all times hailing from Maharashtra. He captained the Indian team from the year 1996 to the year 2000.
2. Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri is one of the many Bombay-products of the 80s on the Indian side. He is a former player, Indian cricket commentator, and currently the head coach of the Indian Cricket Team. He captained India to victory in only one test match against West Indies at Madras in 1987-88. Ravi Shastri created magic with the ball and his bat in the 1983 World Cup, contributing to the success of World Cup-winning Team India.
3. Dilip Vengsarkar
Dilip Vengsarkar is a former Indian cricketer and administrator. He was a part of the Indian cricket team when the country won the World Cup in 1983. He replaced Kapil Dev and was made the captain of the Indian team after the 1987 World Cup. During his tenure as a cricket administrator, India won the T20 World Cup in 2007 and tasted success in many places including Australia.
4. Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar, the greatest opening batsman in test cricket history represented India internationally and Mumbai in domestic cricket. He has been an ICC match referee, President of BCCI, chairman of the ICC cricket committee, commentator, and an analyst. He played in four world cups and was a part of the Team India when it won the World Cup in 1983.
5. Ajit Laxman Wadekar
Often described as an “aggressive batsman”, Ajit Wadekar played for the Indian cricket team between 1966 and 1974. He also captained the Indian cricket team in between and won the series in England and West Indies.
6. Polly Umrigar
Polly Umrigar was an Indian cricketer who played first-class cricket for Bombay and test matches for the Indian cricket team. He captained the Indian cricket team in eight test matches between 1955 to 1958.
7. C. K. Nayudu
C. K. Nayudu was the first captain of the Indian cricket team when India made the debut in test matches against England at Lords in 1932. His contributions to cricket are highly spoken of. He became the first cricketer to win the Padma Bhushan Award for his achievements in cricket.
8. Rohit Sharma
He is the vice-captain of the India national team in limited-overs formats. He plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket. Rohit Sharma captained the Indian team for the ODIs and T20 series against Sri Lanka after Virat Kohli decided to take rest from the series. He performed extremely well by winning the T20 series and the ODI respectively.
9. Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane
Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane is a right-handed batsman and has been the vice-captain of the Indian national team in test formats. He captained India and led the team to victory in the fourth test against Australia in 2017 when Virat Kohli was suffering from a shoulder injury.