Mohinder Amarnath Bhardwaj
(born 24 September 1950, Patiala
) is a former Indian
cricketer (1969–1989) and current cricket analyst. He is commonly known as "Jimmy
". He is the son of Lala Amarnath
, the first post-independence captain of India. His brother Surinder Amarnath
was a Test
player. His brother Rajinder Amarnath
is a former first class cricket and current cricket coach.
Mohinder made his debut against Australia
in December 1969. Mohinder was seen, in the latter part of his career, as the finest Indian batsman against express pace. Both Imran Khan and Malcolm Marshall have praised his batsmanship, courage and ability to endure and master pain. In 1982-83 Mohinder played 11 Test matches against Pakistan (5) and the West Indies (6) and scored over 1000 runs in the two series.
In his "Idols", Sunil Gavaskar described Mohinder Amarnath as the finest batsman in the world.
He made his first test century at Perth at the WACA (the fastest and bounciest wicket in the world) batting against Jeff Thomson at his fastest. He followed this test century with another 10 against top class fast bowling.
Imran Khan regarded Mohinder so highly that in his "All Round View" he went on record to say that in the 1982-83 season, Mohinder was quite simply the best batsman in the world. Imran further went on to state that Mohinder should have played non-stop for India rght from his debut in 1969 to the time he retired. Mohinder never had a steady... Read More