Nayan Mongia turns 50! Here's what the ex-cricketer is up to these days

Updated: Dec 19, 2019, 12:39 | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Born on December 19, 1969, in Baroda, Nayan Mongia is a former Indian cricketer. He is a former right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper in the 1990s

    In pic: Nayan Mongia pictured during a training session

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    When Nayan Mongia first toured England in 1990, he impressed legendary English keeper Alan Knott, who claimed Mongia was a natural. Having spent many years as India's second wicketkeeper to Kiran More, Mongia got his breaktrhough int the team in the mid-1990s and was the number one choice as wicket-keeper for many years.

    In pic: Nayan Mongia praying at his house

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    On October 30, 1994, Nayan Mongia was embroiled in a controversy after he and Manoj Prabhakar dead-batted to give up a chase while playing the West Indies in an ODI in Kanpur. The Indian team were chasing a target of 258 in 50 Overs. When Mongia came to bat India needed over 60 runs to win from 9 overs. However, Mongia scored merely 4 runs off 21 balls along with Manoj Prabhakar who also played a slow knock as a result of which India lost the match by 46 runs.

    In pic: Nayan Mongia cooking in his kitchen

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    In pic: Nayan Mongia tries his hand at cooking

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    In 2004, Nayan Mongia was named as a coach of Thailand national cricket team. He was coach for 2004 ACC Trophy in Malaysia. Along with national team, Mongia was also named coach of Thailand national under-19 cricket team as well.

    In pic: Nayan Mongia deep in prayers

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    Nayan Mongia's son Mohit is also an upcoming cricketer. In October 2017, captaining Baroda, Mohit Mongia led the team to a dominating victory against Mumbai in an Under-19 match

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    In pic: Nayan Mongia loves to cook while at home, as is evident in these photos

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    Nayan Mongia was interviewed at his place, back in the day, and as seen in these pictures, The former wicket-keeper loves to pray and cook

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    In pic: Nayan Mongia engrossed in reading

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    A file photo of Nayan Mongia in his younger days

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    In pic: Nayan Mongia pictured during a international Test match while representing the Indian national team.

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    In pic: Nayan Mongia collecting an award at an event in the 1990s

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    In pic: Nayan Mongia pictured while shooting for a TV talk show, 'Face to Face'.

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    In pic: A picture from a match between India and South Africa, where Nayan Mongia is seen appealing, the other cricketer in the picture is late South African captain Hansie Cronje.

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    In pic: Nayan Mongia in action behind the stumps during a match between India and Zimbabwe

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    In pic: A recent picture of Nayan Mongia from an event

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Nayan Mongia was one of India's most prolific wicket-keepers in the 1990s and early 2000s. He was part of some iconic wins for the Indian team during his playing days. on his We take a look at some unseen pictures of the former cricketer, that is a must-watch! (Pics/ Mid-day Archives)