Abhijit Kale

Country: India
Born: July 03, 1973, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak

Abhijit Kale Bio

Abhijit Vasant Kale is an Indian cricketer known for his prolific batting skills in the domestic circuit. Born on June 1, 1973, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Kale made a name for himself as a formidable opening batsman. Despite his consistent performances, he remained on the fringes of the national team, unable to break through the star-studded squads.

Kale first came into the limelight when he scored a brilliant century for the India Under-19 team against the New Zealanders in 1992. This impressive innings showcased his talent and potential at a young age. However, despite his promising start, he struggled to find a place in the Mumbai team due to the presence of established players.

Determined to make a mark, Abhijit Kale made the decision to move to Maharashtra. This move proved to be beneficial for his career, as he quickly established himself as a vital cog in the team’s middle order. With his consistent performances, he maintained an impressive average of close to 60 in first-class cricket.

His impressive form did not go unnoticed, and Kale was rewarded with an opportunity to represent India A against the touring England side in November 2001. He rose to the occasion and top-scored in the match, enhancing his reputation as a talented batsman. This performance placed him in contention for a spot in the national squad.

Kale’s hard work paid off when he was selected to represent the Indian national team a few months later, in a tri-series involving South Africa and Bangladesh. Unfortunately, his international career was short-lived, as he was given only one opportunity to showcase his skills. Despite limited opportunities at the highest level, Kale remained dedicated and focused on his game.

However, in November 2003, Kale found himself at the center of a bribery scandal that tarnished his career. Two national selectors accused him of attempting to bribe his way into the Indian squad. This controversy created a significant disruption in his professional life and cast a shadow over his cricketing achievements.

While these allegations dealt a severe blow to Abhijit Kale’s career, it is essential to acknowledge his contributions to the game throughout his domestic cricket journey. He displayed an exceptional ability to score runs consistently and showcased immense potential as a talented batsman.

Kale’s story serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by many cricketers in their pursuit of international recognition. Despite not achieving the desired success at the highest level, his talent and dedication continue to inspire young and aspiring cricketers across India.

Though his career was plagued with controversy, Abhijit Vasant Kale’s contributions to the game will always be remembered. He remains an integral part of the rich tapestry of Indian domestic cricket, leaving a lasting impact on the sport and its aspiring cricketers.

Abhijit Kale Career Stats

Abhijit Kale Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 1 0 10 10 10 22 45.45 0 0 1 0 0 0
FC 93 145 14 7134 248* 54.45 - - 25 28 - - 75 0
List A 65 62 15 2111 102 44.91 - - 2 17 - - 22 1
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Abhijit Kale Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 93 - 560 339 3 1/3 - 113 3.63 186.6 - 0 0
List A 65 - 15 24 0 - - - 9.6 - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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