If you consider yourself as he unluckiest person on the planet, then I can assure you that you wouldn’t have been come across a certain name called “Amol Majumdar”. Even after scoring over 11,000 First Class in 171 matches in a career that spanned over 21 years, he did all he could to wear the prestigious Indian Cap. But he couldn’t relish his dream just because he was born and played his domestic cricket in an era that had the strongest batting line up that had the likes of Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Mohammad Azharuddin and VVS Laxman. He finally called it a day on September 26 marking an end to an illustrious career for Mumbai.

Muzumdar began his first-class career with an unbeaten 260 against Haryana in the 1993-94 Ranji pre-quarterfinal, and kept putting up the runs for Mumbai season after season. He claimed the record for the top-run scorer in Ranji Trophy in 2009, but that record has since passed to Wasim Jaffer in 2012. Even when he scored 4 consecutive tons, he didn’t make it to the squad. He said in an nterview to cricketcountry.com “The closest I have come to the Test cap was in 1996, when I got four consecutive tons.

That was the closest I felt I would. After that I also felt that I would play. I think there was generation shift in 2003-04. 2005-06 I got runs and I wasn’t picked for any India A side, I felt then it was gone.” He also said, “I dreamt of playing for the country. Over the Years I came to terms with it. What I realized that when you step on the field, it doesn’t matter which team you play for, what matters is when you give your best. Of course India was a dream, but it wasnt to be. I was lucky to be born in that era. It was a fantastic to be born then. There were four greats – Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid and VVS Laxman. It was coincidence.”

Sportzwiki wish Amol Mazumdar good luck for his life past retirement .


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