Sandeep Patil: The man of many talents

Updated: 18 August, 2020 09:07 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
  • 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'. Picture/ 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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  • Sandeep Patil is 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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  • Sandeep Patil also famously hit Bob Willis for six fours in an over during the 1982 Manchester Test.

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  • Sandeep Patil was one of the members of the 1983 World Cup winning squad led by Kapil Dev.

    In picture with Sunil Gavaskar.

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  • Sandeep Patil in action at Old Trafford, Manchester in 1982 (Picture/ Midday archives)

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  • An outgoing personality, Sandeep 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 was appointed as Director of National Cricket Academy (NCA). Rahul Dravid currently holds that post.

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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'

First Published: 18 August, 2019 10:40 IST