Sunday, 28 June 2015



Vinod Ganpat Kambli 
(born 18 January 1972) was a Indian cricketer, who played for India as a middle order batsman, as well as for Mumbai and Boland, South Africa. He is a childhood friend of the Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Currently he appears as a cricket expert and commentator on various television channels. He has also appeared on various reality showsand done few serials and Bollywood films as an actor.

Personal Life:

Vinod Kambli first married Noella Lewis, who was working as a receptionist at Hotel Blue Diamond, in the year 1998. After separating from her Vinod Kambli married fashion Model Andrea Hewitt, the couple has a child born in June 2010. The boy's name is Jesus Christiano.
Vinod Kambli converted to Christianity in 2010.
On Friday, 29 November 2013, Vinod Kambli was admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital, following a heart attack. Vinod Kambli was taken ill while he was driving from Chembur to Bandra and suddenly stopped the car. A policewoman on duty, Sujata Patil noticed he could not drive and arranged to rush him to Lilavati Hospital. Kambli had undergone angioplasty on two of his blocked Select a Team Foundation Server to view Team Project Collections

School Cricket:

He shared an unbroken partnership of 664 runs in a school match against St. Xavier's School, Fort, with Sachin Tendulkar. Vinod Kambli contributed 349 runs before their coach Acharekar forced the pair to declare, he then took 6 wickets for 37 in St. Xavier's first innings.Vinod Kambli, who started his Ranji trophy career with a six off the first ball he faced,soon followed Sachin in to the Indian team. Vinod Kambli made two double centuries and two centuries in seven tests. He played his last Test match at the age of only 24 and formally announced his retirement from first class cricket on 22 September 2011. He played his last ODI in the year 2000. Test debut India vs England at Kolkata, 1st Test, 1992-93. Last Test India vs New Zealand at Cuttack, 3rd Test, 1995-96. ODI debut India vs Pakistan at Sharjah, Wills Trophy, 2nd Match, 1991/92. Last ODI India vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Coca Cola Champions Trophy, 2000-01 On 15 August 2009, Vinod Kambli launched his Khel Bharti Sports Academy in Mumbai and announced his retirement from cricket as he wished to coach at Khel Bharti Academy.

Political Career:

Vinod Kambli joined the Lok Bharati Party and was appointed as vice president of the party. He contested the 2009 Assembly election from Vikhroli, Mumbai as a Lok Bharati Party candidate and lost the election. However, he continues to do social work. In 2011, He supported Anna Hazare's campaign of India against Corruption.

Televition and Film:

Vinod Kambli
made his debut on the small screen on DD National in a serial called Miss India in 2002.
Vinod Kambli has also appeared as an actor in two films ''Annarth'' with Sanjay dutt and sunil shetty and 2nd film ''Pal pal dil ke saat''.

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