“Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar” is the sole Non-Englishman scoring three Centuries at Lords. He is famously known as ‘Dilip Vengsarkar’ and nicknamed as ‘Colonel’.
Dilip Vengsarkar is former Indian Cricketer and the Cricket Administrator
. He is a
Right Handed Batsman
and Right-Arm Medium Bowler
. He made his International Career Test Debut against
in Auckland on January 24, 1976. Whereas, made his ODI debut on February 21, 1976, against New Zealand. He struggled a lot for about two years to achieve success at the International Cricketing level. But when he gained success, he made the most out of it and became the most consistent player of team India for over a decade.
He was also the member of Indian team winning the 1984
for the first time. Then in 1987, after World Cup, he took over the Captaincy
. His batting form was in flow but it remains for a short period. In 1989, the
tour of India, the team falls flat very badly and lost the series. It causes him to lose the captaincy. Then, on November 14, 1991, he played his last ODI against South Africa and His last Test International was against
on February 5, 1992.
In 1981, he was awarded the ‘Arjuna Award’
for his on-field performance. In
1987, he has been decorated with “Padma Shri Award”
by the Government of India for his outstanding contribution to the Indian Cricket. In the same year, he was awarded the ‘Wisden Cricketer of the Year’
. He was also
awarded prestigious CK Naidu Lifetime Achievement Award by BCCI
. In 2003, he became the Vice-President of
Cricket Association. He runs three Cricket Academies, and give free training to the good and bright students. These institutes are 2 in Mumbai and 1 in Pune.