Vinoo Mankad was one of the great personalities of India who left his presence in the history of cricket through his great achievements and hard work. Today we will be talking about the Vinoo Mankad Trophy and this great personality, whose glories are still alive in India.
Vinoo Mankad Trophy- All you need to know
Vinoo Mankad Trophy is a national level one day cricket tournament that involves state teams from Ranji Trophy. This domestic competition/ tournament has limited overs. Men’s under-19 age group, who have played Ranji Trophy are eligible for selection in Vinoo Mankad Trophy. BCCI organises this trophy.
Based on the performance matrix, players are shortlisted for this trophy. Under mandatory compliance, all shortlisted players need to undergo a Physical Fitness Test. Once a player gets selected from the Physical Fitness Test, he is allowed to play in the selection matches. Coming over all these obstacles Yashovardhan Parantap is selected for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy 2021 for KSCA (Karnataka State Cricket Association), he is a student of The Sports School.
A total of 35 teams participates in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy. The tournament format is based on Round robin and playoff where each team faces all other participating teams one by one. Which makes this competition quite tough. Vinoo Mankad Trophy will be organised between 28th September 2021 to 29th October 2021. It’s a part of the 2021-2022 Indian domestic cricket season.
The career of Vinoo Mankad
Mankad was an opening batsman and slow arm orthodox spin bowling was his speciality. He played 44 test matches for India from 1946 to 1959. With an average of 31.47 including his centuries in test matches, Mankad made 2109 runs in total. His highest score was 231.
Along with Pankaj Roy, Vinoo Mankad made an opening partnership of 413 runs in the India vs New Zealand match at Madras in 1956. With this score, they made a world record that was undisturbed for 52 years. In 2008, this record was broken by Neil McKenzie and Graeme Smith, with 415 runs in a test match between Bangladesh and South Africa.
He was the first Indian cricketer to score 1000 runs and 100 wickets in a Test match. Vinoo took 162 wickets and his average was 32.32 in just 23 matches. This was the second world record by him. Ian Botham later broke this world record. On 11th February 1959, Mankad played his last match against West Indies.
Apart from his glories in his sport, he was well respected by his teammates and opponents because of his jolly nature. He was the one to follow all the instructions of the team captain and implemented all strategies on the ground very successfully.
Mulvantri Himmatlal Mankad became popular with his schoolboy nickname, Vinoo Mankad. He was born on 12th April 1917 in Jamnagar, Gujrat. He was a right-handed batsman and slow-arm orthodox. In domestic matches, he played for different teams and during different years. Mankad had three sons, among them Rahul Mankad used to play cricket and played 15 test matches representing India as a batsman. One of the great all-rounder cricketers that India ever had, passed away on 21st August 1971 at the age of 61.
Awards and honours
In 1973 he was honoured with Padma Bhushan by GOI which is the third-highest civilian award in India.
To pay tribute to this legend, a road just south of the Wankhede Stadium is named after him. It is an international stadium in Mumbai.
His statue is situated at his birthplace, Jamnagar Gujrat.
Mankad appeared on a 1996 stamp of India.
It is a proud moment to announce that Yashovardhan Parantap is selected for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy 2021 for KSCA (Karnataka State Cricket Association), TSS wishes him great success and further growth. If you want to become the next sports icon in the field of cricket, join The Sports School where sports and academics go hand in hand. For more queries contact us. It will be an honour to assist you. That was all here. We will be back with another interesting topic. Till then, keep smiling.