Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli who represented India in both the test and ODI format in the 90s has applied for the post of junior national selector. Kambli was famously remembered as the partner of the great Sachin Tendulkar in their partnership of 664 in 1988 that shook the nation and turned the heads into these two young batsmen.
Kambli did not have the same career as his legendary partner Sachin Tendulkar, but he did taste success in the period he played for the nation. He became the first cricketer in history to score a One-day International century on his birthday. The 49-year-old is currently, a member of the Mumbai Cricket Association’s ((MCA) Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC).
Vinod Kambli Wants To Work On Developing Bench Strength
Vinod Kambli confirmed that he had applied for the post of junior national selector and he explained the reason behind the application. He told that he wanted to serve the nation with anything that has given him everything in his career. He also noted about developing the bench strength of the nation and added about helping the BCCI out in unearthing the talented youngsters in the country.
“Yes, I’ve applied for this post because I want to give something back to Indian cricket, which has given me everything. I want to work on developing the bench strength of our team, and help the BCCI unearth talented youngsters,” said Vinod Kambli in an interview with the Times of India.
Vinod Kambli’s Phenomenal First-class Record
Vinod Kambli played 17 Tests and 104 ODIs for India scoring 1084 and 2477 runs respectively. However, he played 129 first-class games scoring 9965 runs at an average of 59.7. He scored 35 centuries and 44 fifties in his first-class career and had to be one of the greats of the domestic circuit.
He announced his retirement from cricket in 2011 and is now looking forward to the junior national selector which he deserves.
The applicants of the national junior selector should have played 25 first-class games, played Ranji Trophy for any state, and retired before five years. He serves all the criteria and looks the best choice out of the lot.