Sanjay Manjrekar was born on 12th July in 1965, but despite a highly successful Test career, he never quite lived up to the hype that he would replace Sunil Gavaskar.
Although he was technically competent and had the stamina to bat all day (his 104 against Zimbabwe in Harare in 1992–93 took almost nine hours), he only managed to average 37 from 37 innings, a significant decline from his first-class average of 55.
But his 94.83 Test average in Pakistan is the highest of any Indian. Manjrekar was more effective abroad, where he scored all four of his Test hundreds and 79 percent of his runs, which is unusual for an Indian batsman in the current era.
His legendary father, Vijay, participated in 55 Test matches for India. Despite the fact that he never saw his father Vijay bat, those who had noticed him couldn’t help but remark on how technically sound he was.
On bumpy surfaces in Australia and South Africa, he battled to maintain his rhythm and form, and he was never able to regain that poise and balance.
In 1997, Manjrekar tried in vain to remake himself as an opener and eventually disappeared from the global stage.
He occasionally played as a wicket keeper and frequently entertained his teammates with songs.
However, he couldn’t make it and currently works as a media commentator and television commentator.