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
When Nayan Mongia first toured England in 1990, he impressed Alan Knott, who claimed Mongia was a natural. Having spent many years as India's second wicketkeeper after Kiran More, Mongia first made it into the team in the mid-1990s and was from then on the number one choice as wicket-keeper.
In pic: Nayan Mongia praying at his house
On October 30, 1994, he was involved in match-fixing (allegedly). Indians were chasing a target of 258 in 50 Overs. India could have chased the target until he came to bat and scored merely 4 runs off 21 balls along with Manoj Prabhakar who played a slow knock for his selfish milestone (102 off 154) as a result of which India lost the match by 46 runs after requiring 74 from 9 overs.
In pic: Nayan Mongia cooking in his kitchen
In 1994, during a match between India and West Indies, India needed 63 runs in the last last 9 overs. Nayan Mongia joined Prabhakar at the crease and the duo began to dead bat to everyone’s surprise. The pair added five runs in the next four overs and 11 more runs in the final five overs to finish on 211/5. As a result, Windies won the game by 46 runs.
In pic: Nayan Mongia cooking at his place
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
In September 2012, Nayan Mongia was accused of domestic violence by his mother Gyandevi.
According to reports, 69-year-old Gyandevi has claimed that after her husband's death in 2010, she was apparently ill-treated by her son and daughter-in-law. She has alleged that she had been forced to stay with her daughter in Mumbai since March last year. Gyandevi had also alleged Mongia had refused to part with a portion of the family property which her husband had allotted to her in his will.
On the matter, a judge had said, "This a matter that involves your family and its better if you sort out the things," the judge suggested to Mongia while hearing his mother's complaint, seeking monthly maintenance and Rs 7 lakh spent by her on medical expenses following a recent bypass surgery."
In October 2017, Baroda skipper Mohit Mongia, son of Nayan Mongia led the team to a dominating victory against Mumbai in an Under-19 match
In pic: Nayan Mongia loves to cook while at home, as is evident in these photos
Nayan Mongia was interviewed at his place, back in the day, and as seen in these pictures, The former wicket-keeper used to love to pray and cook
In pic: Nayan Mongia reading at his place
A file photo of Nayan Mongia in his younger days
In pic: Nayan Mongia pictured during a test match he was playing for the Indian national team.
In pic: Nayan Mongia collecting an award at an event in the 1990s
In pic: Nayan Mongia pictured while shooting for a TV talk show, Face to Face.
In pic: A picture from a match between India and South Africa, where Nayan Mongia is seen appealing to the umpire for late South African captain Hansie Cronje's wicket.
In pic: Nayan Mongia in action behind the stumps, during a match between India and Zimbabwe
In pic: a more recent picture of Nayan Mongia from an event
Nayan Mongia was India's premier wicket-keeper back in the 1990s and was etched in the memory of every 90s kid that watched cricket. On his birthday today, we take a look at some unseen pictures of the former cricketer, that is a must watch! (Pics/ Mid-day Archives)
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