Dilip Vengsarkar: Biography, Age, Height, Achievements, Family and Career Statistics

In this article, we’ll discuss Dilip Vengsarkar’s life and achievements. Career Stats Personal Life: Some Interesting Facts You Should Know!

An accomplished cricketer, Vengsarkar was a member of the victorious Indian team that competed in the 1983 Cricket World Cup. His best years were 1985–1987 when he scored multiple centuries against formidable opponents like Sri Lanka, the West Indies, Australia, and Pakistan. Coopers & Lybrand, which later merged with PricewaterhouseCoopers, ranked him as the top batsman in the world at the time. After the 1987 World Cup Cricket tournament, Vengsarkar led the Indian cricket team as captain for several matches, including 10 Tests, before he was forced to step down in 1989 following a scandal that broke out during a tour of the United States.

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  1. Real Name: Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar
  2. Other/Nickname: Colonel
  3. Profession: Former Cricketer
  4. Famous for: On the drive
  5. Best Performance: First Overseas player to Consecutive test centuries at Lord’s Cricket Ground (London).


Physical Status:

  • Height: In Feet Inches-5’8″
  • Weight: In Kilograms-75 kg
  • Body Measurements: N/A
  • Eye Colour: Dark Brown
  • Hair Colour: Natural Black

Personal Life:

  1. Date Of Birth: Apr 6, 1956
  2. Place Of Birth: Rajapura (Ratnagiri), Maharashtra, India
  3. Nationality: Indian
  4. Hometown: Rajapura (Ratnagiri), Maharashtra, India
  5. School: King George School in Dadar (Mumbai)
  6. College: R.A Podar College of Commerce & Economics in Matunga (Mumbai)
  7. Highest Education qualification: Graduated

Family Statistics:

  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Manali Vengsarkar (15 August,1981)
  • Children: Nakul Vengsarkar and Pallavi Vengsakar
  • Parents: Father-Balwant Vengsarkar, Mother-N/A
  • Siblings: N/a
  • Religion: Brahmin
  • Other Hobbies: Jogging, Walking in Park and Cooking

Career Statistics:

Domestic Cricket Debut: Dec 31, 1984, vs. England in Kolkata

ODI Debut: vs. New Zealand at AMI Stadium, Feb 21, 1976

Test Debut: vs. New Zealand at Eden Park, Jan 24, 1976


  • In 1981, he won the Arjuna Award for his outstanding play.
  • In 1987, the Indian government awarded him the Padma Shri.
  • Award Winners in Wisden Cricket’s 1987 Annual
  • The Indian Cricket Board has honoured CK Naidu with its Lifetime Achievement Award (BCCI)
  • As of 2006, he was the Chairman of the Selection Committee for the Board of Control for Cricket in India, which he led.
  • When India beat England in 1986, Vengsarkar was named “Man of the Series” and honoured for scoring centuries in three consecutive Tests at Lord’s.

Here are some lesser-known facts about Dilip Vengsarkar:

  • Vengsarkar’s brilliance made him a run machine, whereas most elegant batter’s struggle. He scored 6868 runs at 42 with 17 tonnes in 116 Tests. Vengsarkar retired second in run-scoring behind Sunil Gavaskar.
  • Vengsarkar’s success against the West Indies speed assault is surprising. Garner, Daniel, Croft, and Holding. These names might send batsmen shivering. Vengsarkar considered them just another bowling team. 6 West Indies, hundreds out of 17.
  • Dilip Vengsarkar made his Indian cricket debut in the 1975 Irani Cup. At 19, he was part of Bombay’s 1974-75 Ranji Trophy-winning team that faced Bishan Bedi’s Rest of India. EAS Prasanna, Madan Lal, and GR Vishwanath were on the team. Vengsarkar scored a brilliant 110 against them at Nagpur on a turning track.
  • Indian batsmen are in Vengsarkar’s family. He was nearly suited for batting due to his tall, slender build. He sliced, hooked, and pulled with authority due to his height. Dennis Lillee, Michael Holding, and Joe Garner didn’t worry about Vengsarkar as much as they did other batsmen.

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