Kiran More turns 58: Rare pictures of the ex-cricketer back in the day

Updated: 04 September, 2020 09:56 IST
  • Kiran More, a former Indian cricketer and wicket-keeper played for the Indian cricket team from 1984 to 1993.

    In pic: Kiran More and Sachin Tendulkar after he was declared unfit for the West Indies tour at Mumbai Cricket Associations Bandra Kurla Complex

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  • Kiran More was part of the India Under-19 team in the late 1970s. He played for Tata Sports Club in the Times Shield in Bombay and for Barrow in the North Lancashire League in 1982. He toured West Indies as the understudy to Syed Kirmani in 1982–83 without playing a Test.

    In pic: Kiran More, Sachin Tendulkar and Dr. Anant Joshi at Bandra Kurla Complex

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  • Representing Baroda in the Ranji Trophy, Kiran More played two major innings in 1983-84 – 153* against Maharashtra and 181* against Uttar Pradesh. He added 145 for the last wicket with Vasudev Patel which stood as a Ranji record for nearly a decade. Baroda qualified for the semifinal before losing to Delhi. Kiran More also appeared in two One Day Internationals against England in 1984-85.

    In picture;Kiran More, Pullela Gopichand, Suresh Kalmadi, Dhanraj Pillay and Viren Rasquinha during the celebrity rugby match at Bombay Gymkhana

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  • Kiran More toured Australia with the Indian team in 198-86. When an injury in an early match of the World Series Cup virtually ended the international career of Syed Kirmani, More played in the remaining matches of the tournament. From then till 1993, More was the first choice wicketkeeper for India in Tests. In one day matches, he often lost the place to wicket keepers who were better batsmen.

    In picture: Kiran More at Sachin Tendulkar's restaurant, Tendulkar's in Colaba where the master-blaster threw a party to celebrate his 35th Test century

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  • Kiran More played 49 Test matches and scored 1,285 runs at an average of 25.70. He scored 7 fifties  with 73 being his top score.

    In pic: Kiran More and Lalit Modi (right), former vice president of BCCI at a press conference of Nike Official Kit Sponsorship Deal for Indian Cricket Team at Hotel Leela, Sahar Andheri [E]

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  • Kiran More made his ODI debut for India in 1984 and went on to play 94 matches for the team. However, Kiran More scored only 563 runs at an average of 13.09 and a top score of 42.

    In Pic: Kiran More and Lalit Modi, former Vice President of BCCI in office

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  • In his first-class career, Kiran More plated 151 matches and scored 5,223 runs at an average of 31.08. He scored 7 centuries and 29 fifties with a top score of 181*.

    In pic: A very young Kiran More, pictured in 1982-83

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  • He was the Chairman of the Selection Committee of the BCCI before being replaced by former-India captain Dilip Vengsarkar in 2006.

    In pic: Kiran More and Dinesh Karthik during the net practice at PCA ground, Mohali

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  • Kiran More has made appearances in the Bollywood film MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and the television series Tamanna.

    In pic: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly with Kiran More during the net session on the eve of the first Indo-Pak One Day International at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, Kochi in the early 2000s

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  • In picture: Former Indian wicketkeeper Kiran More giving practice to wicket-keepers Ajay Ratra, Naidu and Parthiv Patel on the rest day of Challengers Trophy at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

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  • In picture: Irfan Pathan, Greg Chapell, Munaf Patel and Kiran More during the first day of the 2nd Test played between India and England at Punjab Cricket Association's (PCA) Mohali stadium in 2006.

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  • In picture: Kiran More (right) and senior selector Sanjay Jagdale seem to be amused by something in an edition of Mid-Day, while watching the Ranji match between Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh at the Wankhede Stadium.

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  • In picture: Former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin and Kiran More on the 1st day of the 3rd Test played between India and England at Wankhede Stadium, Churchgate in 2006.

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  • In picture: Former BCCI Selectors Kiran More and Sanjay Jagdale at Wankhede Stadium, watching Mumbai take on Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy.

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  • In picture: Kapil Dev, Kiran More and Ravi Parthasarathy (centre) announcing the Executive Board of the Indian Cricket League at Hilton Tower.

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  • In picture: Kiran More during the second day of the Ranji Trophy match between Mumbai and Kerala Elite group at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai.

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  • In picture: Rahul Dravid , Niranjan Shah and Kiran More at the selection meeting of the Indian team for the Sri Lanka tri-nation one day internationals, held at the Garware Club House , Wankhede Stadium in 2006.

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  • In picture: Former cricketer Sandeep Patil, Kiran More and former BCCI chief Raj Singh Dungarpur at the launch of the book Caught & Told , co-authored by Sandeep Patil and Clayton Murzello , at CCI.

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About The Gallery

Former Indian cricketer Kiran More celebrates his birthday today. As he celebrates his 58th birthday, we take a look at some rare pictures of the cricketer from his playing days, his coaching stints and his time as an administrator in the Indian cricket setup.

First Published: 04 September, 2019 10:00 IST