Pankaj Dharmani

Country: India
Born: September 27, 1974, Delhi
Batting Style: Right hand Bat

Pankaj Dharmani Bio

Pankaj Dharmani is a former Indian cricketer who is known for his skill behind the stumps as well as with the bat. Born on September 27, 1972, in Punjab, India, Dharmani made his debut for Punjab in the final of the 1992-93 Ranji Trophy against Maharashtra. Despite this promising start, he had to wait for another two seasons to solidify his place in the state side.

Dharmani’s consistent performances with both the bat and the gloves caught the attention of the selectors, and he was selected to represent the Indian team for the Titan Cup in 1996. Although he failed to make an impact in the one match he played, he was chosen for the tour of South Africa as a batsman. Unfortunately, he couldn’t capitalize on the limited opportunities he received, causing his career to fade into obscurity.

However, Dharmani continued to excel at the domestic level, becoming a regular member of the Punjab Ranji side. By now, he had transitioned into a prominent batsman who possessed the ability to score big runs and spend valuable time at the crease. In the 1999-2000 first-class season, he amassed an impressive total of 1194 runs in just 13 matches. In the Ranji Trophy alone, he aggregated 830 runs from 10 matches, including remarkable scores of 70, 305 not out, 202 not out, and 101. During this period, Dharmani also went on an exceptional run, scoring 608 runs without being dismissed.

The highlight of Dharmani’s career came during Punjab’s Ranji Trophy season opener against Andhra in 2007. On that occasion, he became the highest overall run-scorer for his state in the competition, further solidifying his reputation as a prolific batsman. His consistent performances earned him a spot in the Kings XI Punjab squad during the inaugural Indian Premier League in 2008.

Although Dharmani’s international career may have been short-lived, his contributions to Punjab cricket cannot be understated. He remains one of the most successful cricketers to have represented the state, showcasing his immense talent and temperament throughout his career. Dharmani’s ability to score runs and his safe pair of hands behind the stumps made him a valuable asset in the team. His dedication and perseverance have left a lasting impact on the sport, inspiring future generations of cricketers in Punjab and beyond.

As a cricketer, Pankaj Dharmani will always be remembered for his remarkable achievements at the domestic level and for his unwavering commitment to the game. Despite not realizing his full potential on the international stage, he epitomizes the essence of cricketing talent and the passion that drives players to excel in the sport. Dharmani’s legacy will forever be intertwined with his contributions to Punjab cricket, and his name will be etched in the history books as one of the finest cricketers to have emerged from the state.

Pankaj Dharmani Career Stats

Pankaj Dharmani Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 1 0 8 8 8 8 100 0 0 0 0 0 0
FC 147 213 27 9312 305* 50.06 - - 26 42 - - 269 21
List A 121 106 25 3212 95 39.65 - - 0 23 - - 113 27
T20s 11 7 2 47 16* 9.4 42 111.9 0 0 4 0 10 8

Pankaj Dharmani Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 147 - 26 11 0 - - - 2.53 - 0 0 0
List A 121 - 3 9 0 - - - 18 - 0 0 0
T20s 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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