Nayan Mongia Biography and Career
Nayan Ramlal Mongia is a former Indian cricketer and cricket coach. He was a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper. In this article we are going to talk about the biography, career, notable works, games and family of Nayan Mongia so read the article till the end.
Nayan Mongia is an international cricketer and he played so many games for country, state and clubs this biography article is incomplete without talking about his career. So here you will gain info about his achievements and life story.
He also took 5 catches in an ODI match for two times. His record was later broken by M. S. Dhoni who achieved this feat 4 times in his career.
In November 1989, in starting 183 first-class matches, he made 353 catches and 43 stumpings, and scored over 7000 runs. In international cricket, Mongia played 44 Tests. And then ending his Test career in an epic Kolkata Test against Australian cricket team in March 2001.
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In the year 2004, he was selected as a coach for Thailand national cricket team. As a coach he also been coach for 2004 ACC Trophy in Malaysia. Along with the national team, he was also appointed as a coach for Thailand national under-19 cricket team as well.
In the year 2000, one of the cricketers Mohommad Azharuddin told CBI that he took money from bookies to fix a match, he also revealed that Ajay Jadeja and Nayan Mongia were involved in that match fixing. He came under investigation after this match. Mongia denied Lele’s allegations. But Later on his charges got lifted and he returned in national team.
He was one of the best keepers to the spinners in India. Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh and several other Indian spinners have been helped by Mongia’s terrific keeping on turning tracks in India. However, his off-field problems continued to plague him.
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Short Biography of Nayan Mongia
He was born on 19 December 1969 at Baroda, Gujarat, India. He was a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper. He is married to Tanu Mongia and they have one Child Mohit Mongia.
Nayan Mongia made his debut as a cricketer and in his first tour to England in 1990, he impressed Alan Knott, who said that Mongia was a player with natural talent. As an India’s second successful wicket-keeper Mongia has spent many years, after Kiran More. He made his Indian international cricket team debut in the mid-1990s and from there, he was considered as India’s number one choice as a wicketkeeper.
Nayan Mongia scored his first maiden Test century against Australia in the one-off Test during the latter’s tour of India in 1996–97, in Delhi. As an Opener in batting, he scored 152 runs on a “slow turning wicket of low bounce”.
For this performance former cricketer Ian Chappell called it an innings of “skill, patience and concentration”. Mongia was dropped from the team in 2001 after dissent and allegations of match-fixing. Mongia retired from first class cricket in December 2004.
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Random biography facts about Nayan Mongia
He used to be very enthusiastic on the field and tried his best to boost the morale of the team. Once appealed continuously to increase the enthusiasm of the team and then protested against the umpire’s decision. Due to this he was fined and even suspended. An anecdote is also related to Nayan Mongia. In the series against Pakistan, he was seen keeping wickets with a broken finger.
Mongia’s career had always been a cycle of ups and downs, but the feeling of unfulfilled promise is quite difficult to go unnoticed.
We hope this biography article of Nayan Mongia will be helpful for you to understand his journey and works.
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