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ICC name India’s Vinoo Mankad in Hall of Fame

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has inducted 10 players, including former India’s former all-rounder Vinoo Mankad, into its Hall of Fame. In this list released by the ICC on Sunday, 10 players from different rounds have been given a place. According to the ICC, these 10 great players are being inducted into the Hall of Fame to celebrate the proud history of Test cricket ahead of the World Test Championship final to be played for the first time. Former Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara and former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower are also included in this list.

The players included in the list represented five different eras of Test cricket:

1) Early Cricket Era: Aubrey Faulkner (SA) and Monty Noble (AUS)

2) Inter-War Era: Sir Learie Constantine (WI) and Stan McCabe (AUS)

3) Post-War Era: Ted Dexter (ENG) and Vinoo Mankad (IND)

4) ODI Era: Desmond Hayes (WI) and Bob Willis (ENG)

5) Modern Era: Andy Flower (ZIM) and Kumar Sangakkara (SL)

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has also praised ICC to list out the legendary all-rounder in its Hall of Fame.

“Vinoo Mankad of India played 44 Tests, scored 2,109 runs at 31.47, took 162 wickets at 32.32, and was an opening batsman and slow left arm orthodox bowler, known as one of India’s greatest-ever all-rounders,” the ICC release said.

“Vinoo Mankad of India played 44 Tests, scored 2,109 runs at 31.47, took 162 wickets at 32.32, and was an opening batsman and slow left arm orthodox bowler, known as one of India’s greatest-ever all-rounders,” the ICC release said.

“His most famous feat was against England at Lord’s in 1952 when he scored 72 and 184 and bowled 97 overs in the match. He is one of only three cricketers to have batted in every position during his Test career. In later life, he also coached another legendary cricketer and fellow ICC Hall of Fame member from his country, Sunil Gavaskar in Mumbai, India,” it added.

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