Ex-India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar is still the 'Colonel' at age 62

Apr 06, 2018, 17:57 IST
  • Ex-India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar is still the 'Colonel' at age 62

    Dilip Vengsarkar at the construction site of his cricket academy in Mumbai

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  • Ex-India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar is still the 'Colonel' at age 62

    Outside the Wankhede dressing room.

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  • Ex-India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar is still the 'Colonel' at age 62

    With wife Manali on their wedding day

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  • Ex-India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar is still the 'Colonel' at age 62

    DBV in full flow against West Indies at the Wankhede in the 1983-84 series

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    Enjoying a cup of tea after his on field exploits

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  • Ex-India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar is still the 'Colonel' at age 62

    With his wife and son at the airport

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  • Ex-India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar is still the 'Colonel' at age 62

    Dilip Vengsarkar with his son Nakul at their Worli residence in the late 1990's.

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    Battling Pakistan in a Sharjah

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  • Ex-India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar is still the 'Colonel' at age 62

    After scoring his 100 against West Indies at the Wankhede during the 1983-84 series

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  • Ex-India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar is still the 'Colonel' at age 62

    Celebrating the title triumph in the 1988 Asia Cup in Bangladesh with teammates

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  • Ex-India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar is still the 'Colonel' at age 62

    At the construction site of the Elf Dilip Vengsarkar Cricket Academy in Mumbai

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  • Ex-India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar is still the 'Colonel' at age 62

    In full flow at the Sharjah tournament

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  • Ex-India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar is still the 'Colonel' at age 62

    Celebrating India's victory at Sydney with (left to right) skipper Bishan Singh Bedi, Syed Kirmani and Sunil Gavaskar in the 1977-78 series

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    In Australia during the 1991-92 series

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    Writing a column during his playing days at the Wankhede stadium

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    Dilip Vengsarkar with his wife Manali

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    Cycling with Sunil Gavaskar at a benefit match at Kolhapur ((Pic/ Mukesh Parpiani)

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    Photographers zero in on DBV before he played his 100th Test match for India -- against New Zealand in 1988.

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    The then India skipper bats during a game of beach cricket as Ravi Shastri watches on in the West Indies in 1989

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    With pacer Raju Kulkarni

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  • Ex-India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar is still the 'Colonel' at age 62

    Dadar Union Sporting Club with the Purshottam Shield in the early 1970s. Sitting (from left): Ramnath Parkar, Milind Rege, Suresh Tigdi, Vasu Paranjape, Vithal Patil, Daya Dudhwadkar. Standing (from left): Subhash Patne, Shashi Nayak, Sashi Tigdi, Dilip Vengsarkar, Avinash Karnik, Jitendra Bhutta, Urmikant Mody, Subhash Bandiwadekar. Pic courtesy: The late Vithal Patil's personal collection Standing (from left): Subhash Patne, Shashi Nayak, Sashi Tigdi, Dilip Vengsarkar, Avinash Karnik, Jitendra Bhutta, Urmikant Mody, Subhash Bandiwadekar. Pic courtesy: Vithal Patil's personal collection

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    Showing an autographed bat to Ratan Tata during his benefit match (India vs West Indies ODI) in 1994

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    With Dilip Vaswani of Elf Lubricants

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As Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar celebrates his 62nd birthday, mid-day turns back the clock and looks at some rare images from the cricket legend's life and illustrious career

 

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