Hanumant Singh

Hanumant Singh

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For the researcher at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, see Hanumant Singh .


Hanumant Singh (29 March 1939 - 29 November 2006) was an Indian cricketer. He played in 14 Tests for the Indian cricket team from 1964 to 1969. He was later an International Cricket Council match referee in 9 Tests and 54 One Day Internationals from 1995 and 2002.

Singh was born in Banswara, Rajasthan. He was the second son of Chandraveer Singh, Maharawal of Banswara from 1944 to 1985, making him Maharajkumar of Banswara. His mother was the sister of Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji, making him the grandnephew of Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji. His older brother, Suryaveer Singh, also played first-class cricket, as did his son, Sangram Singh. A cousin, KS Indrajitsinhji, also played in 4 Tests for India.

He played domestic first-class cricket for Madhya Bharat and then Rajasthan and Central Zone, and was known as "Chhotu" as a result of his short stature. He batted well from the back foot, particularly working the ball on the leg side. He made his Test debut in the 4th Test against England at Delhi in February 1964, scoring 105 and so becoming the fifth Indian to make a Test century on debut, emulating Lala Amarnath, Deepak Shodhan, AG Kripal Singh and Abbas Ali Baig. Later that year, he reached 94 in his first Test against Australia, out of a total of 193. He also played at home against New Zealand in 1964-5 and against West Indies in 1966-7, and toured England in 1967. However, like many...
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