Atul Bedade

Country: India
Born: September 24, 1966, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium

Atul Bedade Bio

Atul Chandrakant Bedade, popularly known as Atul Bedade, is a former Indian cricketer who left an indelible mark on the cricketing landscape with his brute force and fearless batting style. Born on November 7, 1968, in Baroda, Gujarat, Bedade was a burly batsman who preferred hitting sixes over defending, earning him a reputation as an explosive hitter.

Bedade’s playing style was characterized by his no-holds-barred approach, making him a crowd favorite and a thrilling player to watch. His ability to hit the ball with immense power set him apart from his contemporaries, and few players in the game’s history have shown the same level of brute force as Bedade.

Despite his undeniable talent and popularity, Bedade’s career was marred by a lack of caution in crucial moments, which may have contributed to his limited international success. Playing primarily as a No. 6 on India’s docile wickets, he rarely had the time or inclination to build an innings, as he relied on his aggressive nature.

Bedade’s international career began with his selection for the Australasia Cup at Sharjah in April 1994. However, his technique was exposed by fast bowlers, and his tendency to take undue risks didn’t pay off, resulting in a disappointing performance. Despite this setback, the selectors had faith in his abilities and provided him with numerous opportunities to prove himself in the national team.

Over the course of seven months, Bedade played thirteen One Day Internationals (ODIs) for India. However, he could only manage to score one half-century, a gritty knock of 51 against West Indies. Bedade’s inability to capitalize on these chances limited his international career to a brief spell in the limelight.

Nevertheless, Bedade continued to excel at the domestic level, representing Baroda in various tournaments. He remained a prolific run-scorer for his team, consistently displaying his power-hitting abilities while accumulating significant runs.

Post his international career, Bedade never regained a spot in India’s plans, and his time in the national team was cut short. However, his love for the game remained undiminished, and he continued to play cricket at the domestic level, showcasing his undeniable talent and passion for the sport.

Beyond his individual achievements, Bedade’s contribution to the game extends to his role as a coach and mentor. He has been actively involved in nurturing young cricketers, passing along his wisdom and experience to the next generation.

Atul Bedade will always be remembered for his aggressive batting style, his ability to hit the ball with incredible force, and his popularity among fans. Although his international career was short-lived, his impact on Indian cricket remains significant, and his legacy as a power hitter is firmly etched in the annals of Indian cricket history.

Atul Bedade Career Stats

Atul Bedade Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 10 3 158 51 22.57 183 86.33 0 1 11 5 4 0
FC 64 102 8 3136 159 33.36 - - 10 15 - - 26 0
List A 60 53 7 1217 78 26.45 - - 0 8 - - 20 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Atul Bedade Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 64 - 374 141 2 1/6 - 70.5 2.26 187 - 0 0
List A 60 - 568 431 8 2/13 2/13 53.87 4.55 71 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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