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Episode 26 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former India and Mumbai wicketkeeper Dr CT Patankar

Episode 26 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former India and Mumbai wicketkeeper Dr CT Patankar

From a young Ruia College student, itching to be a cricketer, Dr CT Patankar rose to be an India stumper, who impressed no less a personality than India’s first Test captain CK Nayudu, in the 1950s. Despite being a fine wicketkeeper and sound batsman who could adjust to different situations, Patankar, the oldest living Mumbai-based Test player at 93, played only one Test and 10 Ranji games for Mumbai. He took things in his stride and moved to Maharashtra in 1966-67. At the age of 50, Patankar decided to do his PhD in Materials Management. In 1998, Patankar accompanied the Indian team on their Test and one-day tour to Zimbabwe.

27 February,2024 05:46 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 25 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former Maharashtra and Junior India batsman Milind Gunjal

Episode 25 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former Maharashtra and Junior India batsman Milind Gunjal

Starting off as a leg-spinner and lower-order batsman in Pune, Milind Gunjal rose to become a key batsman for his state’s Ranji team, Tata Sports Club and PJ Hindu Gymkhana on the Mumbai club scene. He rubbed shoulders with the best names in Mumbai cricket and came close to being picked for India’s 1986 tour of England. He revisits his up and down first-class cricket journey which culminated with Maharashtra reaching the Ranji Trophy final against victors Punjab in 1992-93.

13 January,2024 07:29 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 24 : Mid-day's Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former India batsman Pravin Amre

Episode 24 : Mid-day's Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former India batsman Pravin Amre

Runs by the tons at the junior level caused the Mumbai Ranji Trophy selectors to pick Pravin Amre as a teenager in 1986-87 for a knockout match. While he didn’t set Bangalore on fire in a lost game v Karnataka, he decided to shift to Railways on the advice of his coach Ramakant Achrekar. His new team provided no bed of roses, but he scored enough runs to be picked for India in 1991-92. The following year he got a Test debut ton against SA at Durban. A Mumbai return was part of his destiny and after ending his FC career with Goa, Amre took to coaching. Success as Mumbai coach decorates his cricketing CV, but donning the Mumbai coach’s cap seems unlikely. In this podcast, Amre opens up on his struggles, highs and lows. His story is nothing short of inspirational.

27 October,2023 08:13 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 10 : The Bombay Film Story Ft. Prosenjit Chatterjee

Episode 10 : The Bombay Film Story Ft. Prosenjit Chatterjee

Which director was the first to call Prosenjit Chatterjee after watching Jubilee? Which Hindi film did he turn down, only for it to be picked up by Salman Khan? Plug in to our Durga Puja special episode where we have an “adda” with Bengal’s biggest star, as he takes us from Kolkata’s Park Street to Chembur’s RK Studios and Juhu’s Sun-n-Sand

22 October,2023 01:15 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 23 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former India and Mumbai left-arm spinner Nilesh Kulkarni

Episode 23 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former India and Mumbai left-arm spinner Nilesh Kulkarni

Hailing from Dombivli, Nilesh Kulkarni worked his way up the ranks to represent Mumbai at the junior level before going on to become the Ranji Trophy team’s go-to spin bowler, playing under the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Sanjay Manjrekar. He played a big role in several Ranji Trophy triumphs for Mumbai, but the 1996-97 one, whose final was played under floodlights in Gwalior, will remain special. As will the wicket of Sri Lanka’s Marvan Atapattu off his very first ball in Test cricket in 1997. Kulkarni dwells on his beginnings, his Test career and how he was mentored by English fast bowling great Frank Tyson through a bowling scheme in the early 1990s. He also talks about how he made his post-cricket career meaningful by opening a management institute.

01 September,2023 07:48 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 21 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former and India wicketkeeper Kiran More

Episode 21 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former and India wicketkeeper Kiran More

India's ex-wicketkeeper, Kiran More played domestic cricket for Baroda, but he came to Mumbai to be part of the inter-office and club cricket circuit. He talks about how inter-office matches were like wars between teams and attributes his India selection to the experience of 'keeping to Mumbai stalwart Padmakar Shivalkar in the Tata Sports Club side. More also dwells on his rivalry with friend and Mumbai stalwart Chandrakant Pandit, for a spot in the Indian team.

15 June,2023 06:34 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 20 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former Mumbai and India ODI batsman Jatin Paranjape

Episode 20 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former Mumbai and India ODI batsman Jatin Paranjape

Mumbai’s ex-batsman Jatin Paranjape turns back the clock to how he was introduced to the tough yet exciting world of Mumbai’s club cricket by being part of the Dadar Union Sporting Club, before graduating to U-19 cricket for India and a Mumbai Ranji Trophy call-up. An ankle injury proved a spanner in the works a few games into his India ODI career in 1998, but doors opened in the corporate field before becoming a national selector, followed by a post in a BCCI committee to pick the current national selection committee.

13 May,2023 12:22 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 19 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former Indian first-class cricketer Suresh Shastri

Episode 19 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former Indian first-class cricketer Suresh Shastri

Ex-Rajasthan’s Mumbai-based spinner Suresh Shastri reveals that he was one of the first to emerge from the famous Ramakant Achrekar cricket stable and how he progressed every step of the way in the hard world of Mumbai and domestic cricket, playing with the best names on the circuit; his journey encompassing several games against touring teams in the 1970s.

07 April,2023 04:16 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 9 : The Bombay Film Story Ft. Smriti Mundhra

Episode 9 : The Bombay Film Story Ft. Smriti Mundhra

How did filmmaker Jag Mundhra’s daughter reveal Yash Chopra’s son, Yashraj scion, Aditya, actually exists? What was it like to be the last to interview Rishi Kapoor, for the Netflix series, The Romantics? How did Oscar nominated filmmaker Smriti Mundhra find ‘Sima Aunty’ for Indian Matchmaking? Plug in for more!

02 March,2023 06:00 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 18 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former Mumbai and India wicketkeeper-batsman Chandrakant Pandit.

Episode 18 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former Mumbai and India wicketkeeper-batsman Chandrakant Pandit.

Mumbai’s wicketkeeper-batsman-turned coach Chandrakant Pandit opens up on how he could take his first steps in  serious cricket thanks to his coach Ramakant Achrekar, who convinced his dad that he should pursue the game. Pandit, who also figured in the 1987 World Cup, reveals how he got his first leadership role on a train journey to Chennai for an inter-office tournament.

24 February,2023 07:39 PM IST | Mumbai

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