Career of Maninder Singh
This spin-handler of the mid 1980s had equal command over flight, diversity in delivery and in the proper movements of the ball in responsive pitches. His Test debut was during the India Vs Pakistan match in December 1982. The following year's January 21 was phenomenal, as he made his ODI debut in again, against Pakistan, in the match, held at Karachi. His innings in England in 1986, and courted the trophy.
Back home, this exuberant youth imparted pretty attractive deeds against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. But somehow he couldn't maintain his performance level. He attempted to revive his lost glory in the early 1990's. He tried to introduce innovations in his art of bowling, but it was of no avail.
Maninder's last Test was against Zimbabwe at Delhi, in March 1993. In the 35 Tests, that Maninder Singh took part; he pocketed 88 wickets at an average of 37.36. His crowning Test glory in an innings was 7 wickets for 27 runs. Whereas his best figure in a Test match was 10 wickets for 107 runs.
In the arena of One-Day Internationals, he had procured 66 wickets in total, on an average of 31.30. His acme of perfection in an innings was 4 for 22, while that in a match was also the identical 4 for 22.
Batting and Fielding Averages
Maninder Singh could not fulfil the expectations that India has dreamt about this junior Bishan Singh Bedi, much to his own grief. Yet we should venerate him for at least what he has contributed to cricket, because he has really tried to give his best.
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