Vijay Bharadwaj

Country: India
Born: August 15, 1975, Bangalore, Karnataka
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak

Vijay Bharadwaj Bio

Raghvendrarao Vijay Bharadwaj, known to the cricketing world as Vijay Bharadwaj, is a former cricketer from India who made his mark in the domestic circuit but struggled to replicate his success at the international level. Born on June 15, 1975, in Bangalore, Bharadwaj was touted as Indian cricket’s next big thing, a versatile player who excelled both as a middle-order batsman and an offspin bowler.

Bharadwaj burst onto the scene in the 1999-2000 season, coming off a stellar domestic campaign where he amassed over 1000 runs. This impressive performance earned him a place in the national side for the LG Cup held in Nairobi. Making an immediate impact, Bharadwaj showcased his skills by taking 10 wickets at an average of 12.2 and scoring an unbeaten 65 runs without being dismissed. His debut series performance seemed to validate the hype surrounding him.

However, despite his promising start, Bharadwaj could not maintain the same level of success in subsequent matches against New Zealand. His performances in both the one-dayers and Tests were underwhelming, and a disappointing tour of Australia further dented his reputation. As a result, he quickly faded into the background, becoming yesterday’s news in Indian cricket.

In spite of his setbacks, Bharadwaj displayed consistency in the domestic circuit, repeatedly catching the attention of the national selectors. He was often on the fringes of selection, waiting for an opportunity to prove himself once again. In 2003, he traveled to England with the India A team but was unable to make a significant impact due to limited chances.

Bharadwaj was renowned for his sound technique and ability to anchor the innings. As a middle-order batsman, he possessed excellent temperament and could hold the innings together during challenging situations. His strokeplay was elegant and classy, supported by a solid defense. Additionally, he showcased his versatility by being a handy offspin bowler, capable of testing the opposition’s batsmen.

Unfortunately, Bharadwaj’s international career did not pan out as expected, and he could not live up to the early promise he had shown. Nevertheless, his contributions to Indian cricket should not be overlooked. Despite being unheralded, he consistently performed in the domestic arena, inspiring numerous aspiring cricketers.

Post his cricketing career, Bharadwaj has been associated with the game in various coaching roles. He has shared his knowledge and experience with younger generations, helping them develop their skills and nurturing the future stars of Indian cricket.

Raghvendrarao Vijay Bharadwaj, a batsman and offspin bowler hailing from Bangalore, had a promising start to his international career but ultimately struggled to establish himself at the highest level of the game. However, his consistent performances in the domestic circuit and subsequent contributions as a coach have solidified his place in Indian cricket history.

Vijay Bharadwaj Career Stats

Vijay Bharadwaj Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 3 0 28 22 9.33 145 19.31 0 0 2 0 3 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 10 9 4 136 41* 27.2 194 70.1 0 0 15 1 4 0
FC 96 149 16 5553 207* 41.75 - - 14 26 - - 94 0
List A 72 66 13 1707 108* 32.2 - - 1 5 - - 22 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Vijay Bharadwaj Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 3 4 247 107 1 1/26 1/60 107 2.59 247 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 10 9 372 307 16 3/34 3/34 19.18 4.95 23.2 0 0 0
FC 96 - 4155 2043 59 6/24 - 34.62 2.95 70.4 - 2 0
List A 72 - 1889 1418 46 3/34 3/34 30.82 4.5 41 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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