Sandeep Patil: The man of many talents

Updated: Aug 18, 2019, 10:42 | Shawn.Dsouza
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    As former India cricketer Sandeep Patil celebrates his birthday today, we look back at the journey of the cricketer-turned-chairman who is known as the 'man with many talents'. (Pic/ Bipin Kokate)
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    A flamboyant batsman, Patil never quite lived up to his talent. His career was restricted to only 29 Tests and 45 ODIs
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    He’s best remembered for his swashbuckling 174 at Adelaide during the 1980-81 season, scored against an Aussie attack comprising Dennis Lillee and Len Pascoe
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    Patil also famously hit Bob Willis for six fours in an over during the 1982 Manchester Test
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    He was one of the members of the 1983 World Cup winning squad (In pic with Sunil Gavaskar)
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    Sandeep Patil in action at Old Trafford, Manchester in 1982 (Pic/ Midday archives)
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    An outgoing personality, Patil also starred in the Bollywood film ‘Kabhi Ajnabi The’ opposite Poonam Dhillon, and came out with a pop album as well
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    He was the editor of a Marathi sports magazine and came out with his autobiography in 1984, which was titled ‘Sandy Storm’. (In pic with Kapil Dev at the B.S. Chandrasekhar Benefit Match)
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    Post his playing days, Patil coached the Indian national team as well as the 'A' side. (In pic with Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajit Wadekar)
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    Patil is married to Deepa. They have a son named Chirag, who debuted as an actor in Marathi film ‘Raada Rox’, and was also part of Dev Anand’s film ‘Chargesheet’
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    Patil also coached Kenya during the 2003 World Cup, and guiding the minnows to an unexpected semi-final spot
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  • Former India cricketer Sandeep Patil has been appointed as the new chairman of BCCI’s selection committee. Here’s looking back at the journey of the man with many talents. Pics/ MiD DAY archives
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As former India cricketer Sandeep Patil celebrates his birthday today, we look back at the journey of the cricketer-turned-chairman who is known as the 'man of many talents'