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Vinod Kambli with second wife, the model Andrea Hewitt
Vinod Kambli with first wife, Noella, an Anglo-Indian

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The authors of this page…

i) David Mutton | December 2012 Vinod Kambli: The Other Prodigy CricketWeb

ii) Kambli the rising star who ran himself out

Fallen idol: Vinod Kambli had all the promise of a cricketing great

Derek Pringle 08 Aug 2007

iii) Linus Fernandes, Analyst, Bleacher Report, Nov 20, 2011

iv) Vinod Kambli: A gifted cricketer who lost his way in life's possibilities NDTV

v) Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar takes different path to old team-mate Vinod Kambli

Sachin Tendulkar and his school friend Vinod Kambli burst onto the scene together in India but then went their separate ways

Steve James 02 Dec 2013

1988: Shardashram Vidyamandir vs. St Xavier's

Shardashram Vidyamandir is a middle-class School while St Xavier's is an elite College, both in Mumbai.

Steve James recalls:

The best batsmen just want to bat and bat. And schoolboys are hardly known for their obedience. These two schoolboy batsmen were going rather well. So well in fact that they had both passed their double centuries.

On the boundary’s edge their assistant coach was waving his arms furiously. He was demanding their attention. It was time to declare. The team total had surpassed 500 after all.

But the batsmen were having none of it. This was too much fun. They carried on batting. And batting a bit more.

By lunch of what was the second day of this three-day Harris Shield semi-final in Mumbai in 1988, one had 349 not out and his friend 326 not out.

But they knew they had disobeyed instructions. Their coach, Ramakant Achrekar, a man they both respected hugely, was not present, as he had to work that day. Instead it was his assistant, Laxman Chavan, whose instructions had been disregarded.

At the interval Chavan told the pair of youngsters that they should phone Achrekar. Their coach asked the score. Over 700 came the reply. “Declare!” screamed Achrekar, according to Vaibhav Purandare, an Indian author. [Vaibhav Purandare was part of the opposite team (St Xavier's School)]

“Sir, I’m batting on 349,” said the one young man by the name of Vinod Kambli, before the phone was passed to the other, the captain.

Sachin Tendulkar was his name. You may have heard of him. “Sir, Vinod needs one run to complete his 350, we’ll declare as soon as he gets out,” he said.

“Declare!” shouted Achrekar, and for once Tendulkar was in trouble.

But he and Kambli had already put on an unbeaten 664 for the third wicket for Shardashram School against St Xavier’s College, and two stars of Indian cricket had been born.

[Lest we form the opinion that Achrekar was biased, David Mutton (CricketWeb) reminds us that Kambli ‘was spotted playing in the nets by Ramakant Achrekar, a well known coach in Mumbai. Achrekar encouraged him to move to the cricket obsessed Sharadashram High School, where he met Tendulkar, another of Achrekar’s prodigies.’

[Kambli’s father worked as a mechanic and the family struggled with the grim realities of life in the crowded tenements of South Mumbai. Food was often scarce and Achrekar paid for Kambli’s tuition and cricket kit. In return Kambli got up at 5am, returned home after midnight, and played dozens of matches every month.]

India-baiters like Stevenson need to note that the 'upper-caste' Achrekar--a Bhandary--sought out the fisherman-caste Kambli, mentored him and passed on his own knowledge and skills to Kambli.

In any case, the 664-run record brought acclaim and with it money. A clothing company paid for [Sachin and Kambli’s] education and cricket expenses, which was especially important for Kambli.

Sachin’s lift vs. Kambli’s staircase

In 1989, England had a warm-up game for the Nehru Cup in Delhi, and both Sachin and Kambli played. So did Angus Fraser, Phil DeFreitas, Eddie Hemmings and Derek Pringle. It was a 50-over match and England managed to win, but Derek Pringle recalls that both made unbeaten half-centuries - remarkable given Tendulkar was just 16 and Kambli 17.

Within a month, Tendulkar was making his Test debut against Pakistan, a rough baptism that saw him struck on the head. Kambli had to wait another three years to join him in the Test team, a gap that caused him to later quip that "while Sachin had taken the elevator, he'd taken the stairs." It seemed a neat soundbite, though some saw it as a coded barb over the way caste [allegedly] dictates opportunity in India

David Mutton (CricketWeb) has painstakingly recorded the batting scores that led to this divergence (Sachin’s lift vs. Kambli’s staircase) thus:

[Sachin and Kambli’s] paths diverged after the St. Xavier’s match. Tendulkar continued his meteoric rise. After another triple century [by Sachin] in the Harris Shield final (Kambli was caught and bowled for 18) he [Sachin] was selected for Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy team. Aged only sixteen he [Sachin] was also chosen for the Indian under-19 tour of Pakistan but dropped out so that he could take his school exams. Kambli was not part of either team...

The selectors’ apprehension regarding Kambli was understandable. Even as a teenager Tendulkar focussed simply on scoring a vast number of runs. By contrast Kambli often played strokes for their sheer pleasure. He admitted that he hated “getting bogged down” and would often get caught in the deep to the frustration of his coach and mentor, Achrekar. His personality matched his batting. One day while batting with Tendulkar he noticed a kite in the air above the ground. Kambli stopped the bowler as he was about to deliver the ball, grabbed the dangling strings and flew the kite. The players were in hysterics; Achrekar was livid.

1989 Kambli in the Ranji Trophy

David Mutton (CricketWeb) continues:

Kambli made his Ranji Trophy debut the following season [vs Gujarat, 18th November 1989]. Although only 17 he was already suffering in comparison with his friend and fellow prodigy, and was only in the side because Tendulkar was playing in his first test match. Batting at number six, he struck his first ball for six runs and went on to score 72 runs off 65 balls. Despite this frenetic debut, competition for batting places was fierce with Tendulkar, Sanjay Manjrekar and Ravi Shastri regulars in the side, and Kambli only played one more match for Mumbai that year . By 1991 he was a regular, with four centuries in eight matches in the Ranji Trophy...

Shaky initial international career...

David Mutton (CricketWeb) continues:

International recognition came in the form of a one day international triangular tournament with Pakistan and West Indies in Sharjah. (International debut: India vs Pakistan at Sharjah, Wills Trophy, 2nd Match, 1991/92) Kambli underwhelmed. He managed to get a start in all three of his innings but could not score more than 40... He was dropped for the next two series against Australia and South Africa.

Kambli’s response to the selectors was to score more than 1,200 runs in the Ranji Trophy at an average of 110.27, for which he was rewarded with a place in India’s squad for the 1992 World Cup.

Once again Kambli disappointed, reaching double figures only once in four innings as India crashed out in the group stage. Not only did he fail with the bat but Kambli was seen dancing with the cheerleaders during a washed out match with Sri Lanka. Although the Wisden report described it as “the aerobic dancing of the Indian players seeking exercise”, other opinions were less generous and Kambli was left out of the team.

A pattern had been established. Once again Kambli scored heavily in domestic cricket: first a big century against Baroda and then a double-century versus Maharashtra brought him back into the Indian team.

...followed by a historic purple patch

Derek Pringle sums up this historic patch:

Kambli soon made up for lost time, carving England's confused bowling attack for a double hundred in his third Test. In the team meeting beforehand, one of England's pace bowlers had piped up that he could get him out with an orange. When Kambli reached 200 in front of an ecstatic home crowd in Mumbai, Robin Smith turned to the bowler in question and said - "don't you think it's time you pulled out that bloody orange."

After seven Tests, Kambli had scored 773 runs at an average of 113.2, including a washed-out match in which he did not bat. Only cricketing icons Don Bradman, Sunil Gavaskar, Everton Weekes, George Headley and Frank Worrell have scored more. Suddenly Little Lord Sachin was not the only deity in town.

Now for the details.

1993: first international century

David Mutton (CricketWeb) adds:

This time, though, he seized his chance with a first international century in the first one-day international of England’s 1993 tour. Despite conditions approaching a riot, after many people purchased forged tickets and tried to climb the walls into the ground, Kambli calmly constructed his innings and anchored the Indian batting. On his 21st birthday he reached his century batting with Tendulkar, and afterwards thanked his childhood friend for helping him maintain his composure.

Kambli was awarded his test match cap on the back of this century

Kambli makes 224, then 227

Steve James adds:

By 1993 Kambli and Tendulkar were on the top floor together in the Indian Test team, with Kambli at three and Tendulkar at four in a series at home to England (1992-93). In the third Test in Mumbai, Kambli made 224, still the highest Test score by an Indian against England.

In his next Test against Zimbabwe (1992-93), the left-handed Kambli made 227. Tendulkar was not to score his first Test double-hundred for another six years.

In his next two Tests against Sri Lanka (1993-94) Kambli made two centuries.

February 1993, vs. England

David Mutton (CricketWeb) recalls the details:

February 1993, third and final test against England: Batting first, England scored 347. After a stolid century opening stand, the 21 year old Vinod Kambli strides to the crease. Although this is Kambli’s debut series his flamboyant reputation, both on and off the field, is already well known throughout the country.

Kambli bats England out of the game. He reaches his century with a late cut for four off the persevering but ineffective Hick. His childhood friend, Sachin Tendulkar, is batting with him and firmly shakes his hand. England’s bowlers all but give up as he moves inexorably onwards, reaching 200 from 347 balls. By the time he is finally out, caught at gully from a tired drive off Chris Lewis, his score of 224 is the highest by an Indian against England.

March 1993, vs. Zimbabwe

David Mutton (CricketWeb)

That innings started a purple patch almost unmatched in international cricket. The following month India hosted Zimbabwe in a one-off test in Delhi. The Zimbabweans found no way past Kambli’s bat and he dominated the first day, ending on 176. Play was delayed until 3pm the following day because of overnight rain and what Wisden termed “primitive covers.” Kambli appeared nervous and ran out his captain, Mohammad Azharuddin, but reached his second successive double century which allowed India to complete another innings victory. Usually an impetuous and aggressive batsman, Kambli had not hit a six in either of his epic innings.

Vs. Sri Lanka (1993-94)

Although Kambli failed in the warm-up games, and rain ruined the first test, his form returned when it mattered. In the second test Kambli scored yet another century that helped India to their first ever win in Sri Lanka and their first victory in an overseas test match in 27 attempts. Despite the hundred a hint of Kambli’s vulnerability was evident in the second innings. He was dubiously adjudged caught behind and, in Wisden’s words, demonstrated a “tearful reluctance to leave the crease.” This brought a reprimand from match referee Peter Burge but would not be the last time Kambli was seen crying while batting for India.

Another century in the third test match meant that Kambli had scored two double centuries and two centuries in five innings.

After the peak

The fall

Steve James adds:

But after another 10 Tests he was dropped. That was in 1995, and he was aged just 23. Despite averaging 54.2, he never played another Test.

But even though he was still playing international one-day cricket in 2000, and indeed Indian first-class cricket until 2004, it was his lax attitude, not a susceptibility to the short ball, that scuppered his career.

David Mutton (CricketWeb)’s masterly recounting of Kambli’s career continues:


India’s next match was a one-off test in New Zealand, (Hamilton, Mar 19-23, 1994) the first Kambli had played outside the subcontinent. In cold, windy conditions Chris Pringle dismissed him cheaply in both innings [for 9 and 19] as Kambli struggled with the green wicket and extravagant swing. Back in the dressing room he threw down his bat, cursed and exclaimed “how can a fast bowler bowl off-spin? Ask him to bowl quick to me if he has the guts”. Further failures followed in the accompanying four one day internationals.

A series of one day matches in Sharjah the following month appeared to revive Kambli’s form. He scored 56 in the final against Pakistan but, more memorably, dismantled Shane Warne’s bowling with 22 off one over to win the semi-final.


The next test series was against a West Indian team possibly past it prime but still possessing bowling firepower. The first match exposed Kambli’s technique against the pace of Courtney Walsh, Winston Benjamin and Cameron Cuffy. He scored 40 in the first innings off only 39 balls, and in the process became the quickest Indian to 1,000 test match runs.

But in the second innings Kambli suffered the first duck of his test career after failing to deal with a bouncer from Benjamin. In the second test he was caught in the deep trying to hit Carl Hooper for six off only his third ball. By the third and final test he dropped down to six in the batting order and was dismissed cheaply in both innings by Benjamin, again unable to play the short ball. He managed to keep his place in the side for New Zealand’s trip to India a few months later but only batted twice in a series ruined by the weather. Aged 23, his last test match was a rain-sodden draw where neither side batted twice.


Somewhat surprisingly Kambli was selected over Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly for India’s 1996 World Cup squad. He performed creditably, with a century against Zimbabwe and a gritty 33 not out against the West Indies. On home turf, India progressed out of the group stages, and beat Pakistan in a tense quarter-final in which Kambli contributed 24 runs. His iconic moment came in the semi-final. India needed 252 to win and at one stage were 92 for 1 but lost their next seven wickets for 22 runs. Kambli was India’s last realistic hope, but struggled to 10 runs from 29 deliveries on a difficult, turning wicket. Although he still thought that he could win the game for India, the Eden Gardens crowd thought otherwise. Their riot forced the game’s abandonment and people across the world watched Kambli leave the field in tears.

Although he was in an out of the Indian one day side for the next four years the World Cup was Kambli’s last meaningful contribution to international cricket. His 35 matches after the tearful exit netted an average under 20 and there was no place for him in the tour to England later in 1996, which launched the careers of Dravid and Ganguly.

Disciplinary problems

By this stage he was no longer a prodigy worthy of indulgence but a veteran with disciplinary problems on the fringes of the Indian one day side. The Mumbai team dropped him because he was regularly absent from practice sessions, and there were many stories of his drunken antics. Rather than knuckling down in the nets he adopted quackish solutions such as using nine grips, which often melted in the sun and meant he could not hold the bat properly.

But even [at] the peak of his career, Kambli’s extravagant lifestyle prompted gossip and rumours. He was viewed as petulant and gaudy. There was his appearance, replete with gold chains, expensive watches and designer clothes. One pendant was reputed to bear the inscription “kiss me, I am the prince.” He was often seen drinking and dancing, while it was said that during the Chennai test against England he ran up a five figure telephone bill. His position in the team was not, therefore, guaranteed despite his seemingly impregnable statistics.

Off the field

Kambli’s final first class game was in 2004. Since then he has become almost a caricature of the washed up sportsman. There have been two Bollywood movies, a reality dance show and he was even coaxed into criticizing Tendulkar on another television show. He dabbled with politics, finishing fourth in a local election in 2009. Even the announcement of his retirement, years after he had finished playing for India and Mumbai, felt like an attempt to keep him in the public eye. Last year he made allegations about the 1996 World Cup semi-final, claiming that India intended to bat first. The claims, denied by his former teammates and the BCCI, confirmed his status as persona non grata within Indian cricket.

International career

NDTV writes:

Kambli had a flamboyant style of batting and the left-hander soon became the fastest Indian to complete 1000 Test runs. Such was his rise that he even breached the 200-run barrier well before Tendulkar, hitting 227 against Zimbabwe in 1993. In fact, Kambli hit two double-centuries and two hundreds in his first eight Test innings! The fact that he also had a safe pair of hands increased his value.

Interestingly though, Kambli played all his 17 Tests before the age of 24 but loss of form in the last few outings meant that he could never make a comeback and finished with 1084 runs at an average of 54.20.

His journey in ODIs though was longer with 104 appearances in which he hit two centuries and 14 fifties. As in Tests though, his form began eluding him in the 50-over format as well towards the turn of the millennium. There was emphasis on youngsters and Kambli began to get overshadowed by the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif. The year 2000 spelled doom for the batsman as he played in what became his final ODI against Sri Lanka, scoring just three.

Running himself out

Derek Pringle on Kambli:

A rough diamond called Vinod Kambli was a batsman who started out every bit as gifted as the little master Sachin Tendulkar.

Sport is littered with tales of what might have been, of talent flushed down the gurgler. But Kambli's story, particularly when placed beside that of his childhood friend, Tendulkar, is a modern tale of how quickly sport's shining paths can lead to a dead end once the small details are ignored.

A year older than Tendulkar, Kambli was every bit as much the schoolboy prodigy as his fluffy-haired chum. When the pair played for Shardashram Vidyamandir School against St Xavier's College in 1988, they shared an unbeaten stand of 664.

In terms of run-making talent, there wasn't much between them, though Kambli's left-handedness suggested a flashiness of which the right-handed and right-minded Tendulkar could never be accused.

Tendulkar was always the model professional; Kambli was always the classic larrikin, with his golden earrings, funky haircuts (although the pate is now bald) and extravagant lifestyle.

Maybe Kambli was before his time because he might have fitted in nicely in the indulgent excesses of the Indian Premier League now. He has a fashion model wife [having had another glamorous wife before that]

Success and the adoration that breeds can bring unimaginable riches in India. But you can play the game two ways. Be aloof but businesslike and watch the money roll in, as Tendulkar has, or get sucked into the fame game, something Kambli, with his sudden passion for bling and booze, did rather too enthusiastically for those running Indian cricket.

When it came, his fall was sudden and permanent. A weakness against short-pitched fast bowling (he kept flashing catches to gully), played its part, but his off-the-field lifestyle clearly irked those in charge. Most batsmen sporting an average of 54.2 - especially ones good enough to cane Shane Warne for 22 in an over - are given the chance to iron out any flaws. Not Kambli, and while his one-day career stuttered on until the 2000 ICC Trophy in Nairobi, he never played another Test.

Kambli continues to play cricket for Mumbai, though an acting career in Bollywood - he once played a mechanic in a film called Annarth - appears to have stalled. India was still a conservative place when he first announced himself all gilt and flash in the early Nineties. Fifteen years on and the country, with its burgeoning economy, has caught him up and attitudes have changed, though too late to salvage his cricket career.

A nice, emotional, self-destructive man

Prem Panicker/ Rediff

Kambli's first brush with notoriety came in 1992, when he made part of the Indian team for the World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. India was to play Sri Lanka in the Australian town of McKay, but rain interfered. By way of keeping the spectators in good humour, a group of showgirls came out on the pitch and danced to piped music. And pretty soon, they were joined by the curly-headed Kambli, whose natural ebullience rebelled at the thought of sitting in the dressing room while there was fun to be had outside.

The photographers had a field day. And back home, the traditionalists raised their eyebrows at the sight of an Indian cricketer surrounded by a bevy of beauties, shaking a nifty leg when he should by rights have been in the team dressing room, sombre faced and staring out at the rain.

There was definitely nothing disreputable in Kambli's dancing with a group of girls and keeping the spectators entertained.

However, when we make allowances for Kambli, it is with one proviso - that he does not do anything to bring himself or the team to disrepute. And it is that proviso he went against four years later, during the Wills World Cup on Indian soil.

Prior to the World Cup, Kambli had married his long-time sweetheart - but the path of young love did not, apparently, run too smooth at the time. The result – public squabbles between husband and wife in the lobby of the hotel where the Indian team was staying, numerous instances of Kambli going out alone in the evening, getting drunk, then returning to the hotel to bang on room doors, disturb his team-mates and indulge in behaviour that was by any yardstick unacceptable.

Even with all this going against him, Kambli did have a fine run in the Wills World Cup, his flat out assault against the West Indian quicks Ambrose and Walsh in the league match at Gwalior being particularly outstanding. And the most enduring memory of that tournament was the sight of Kambli, sobbing bitterly as he returned to the pavilion after match referee Clive Lloyd had conceded the semifinal to Sri Lanka following incidents of stone throwing at the Eden Gardens in Calcutta.

Those tears were the mirror images of the ones he shed when, during the earlier tour of Sri Lanka, he took on the Lankan spinners on their home turf to slam two good centuries. On the second occasion, in the second innings of the second Test, he was given out off a dubious decision and again left the ground in tears.

An exemplary attitude, that - but not enough to convince the team management to go with him for the tours of Singapore, Sharjah, Sri Lanka, Canada (versus Pakistan) et al. And if his dropping [from the Indian team] seemed harsh, then everyone who was closely involved with the Indian team during the World Cup will concede that his behaviour warranted no less.

Kambli himself was to admit as much, in private conversation.

How did he plan to make a comeback? "I have worked on my attitude problems, and can assure you that those days are gone. Now I just have to get on with it and make runs everytime I go out to bat," Kambli said then.

And it seemed that Kambli was on the road to living up to that - the drinking bouts were a thing of the past, and the runs began coming again by the ton, no pun intended.

And just when the pundits began asking why Kambli had not been sent to South Africa, at least for the one-dayers, the enigmatic player messed up the copybook again. Despite repeated intimations, he failed to turn up for the practise sessions of the Bombay Ranji team, and as a result found himself axed by the Mumbai Cricket Association selection committee headed by Dilip Sardesai.

The grounds? Indiscipline.

At a private function recently, team captain Sanjay Manjrekar was asked whether he had any idea what Kambli's problem was. "I wish I knew," Manjrekar said then. "We've gone out of our way to help him out, it has even been suggested that if he has a problem coming over from Pune (a train commute of three hours) to Bombay for practise, then he begin playing for the Maharashtra team instead. Thus far, nothing has worked."

And that is the reason why Kambli continued to find himself out in the cold - for no team, especially one trying to get back on a winning track, can afford such behaviour.

Team coach Balwinder Singh Sandhu was vocal in support of his star. "Kambli is fine now, he has apologised for missing nets earlier and the association is happy with his statement, which it has accepted while reinstating him in the team," says Sandhu, the man who set India on the path of its most famous international win by bowling Gordon Greenidge with a huge inswinger in the 1983 World Cup final at Lords. "I am happy to report that he is now showing interest in the nets, and his attitude is just fine. I think he is too good a cricketer to be allowed to languish in the wilderness."

[But languish he did.]

The bias against Kambli

That there was a strong bias against Kambli is certain. However, had it been because of his backward caste it would have been evident much before.

The bias was there because of his simple-minded outspokenness.

Linus Fernandes, Analyst, correctly argued in Bleacher Report, Nov 20, 2011 that India Cricket: Vinod Kambli's Allegations Make Him a Pariah.

That it were his allegations rather than his caste is obvious from the fact that Kambli rattled more Pakistanis and India’s Azharuddin than ‘caste-Hindus.’ Kambli, then 24 or 25 had a hunch that the 1996 semifinal could have been fixed. He expressed this view fifteen years later.

Mohammad Azharuddin hit back with a snide remark about Kambli’s ‘lack of background.' ICC President Sharad Pawar and BCCI Vice-President Rajiv Shukla heaped scorn on the southpaw. Mazhar Majeed’s "links" to Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh were rubbished by both parties. (Mr Anand and Mr Stevenson have darkly alleged caste-prejudice against Mr Kambli, though Mr Anand admits that Kambli was not a Dalit. See the debate in Caste, region, religion and Indian cricketOf Mr Kambli's detractors Azharuddin and Majeed are Indian and Pakistani Muslims respectively, Mr Pawar a Kunbi, and Mr Yuvraj and Mr Harbhajan Sikhs. Only Mr Shukla is a Brahmin.]

However, on both sides of the border there also were decent people who rallied in support of Kambli.

Vaibhav Purandare [a Deshastha Brahmin], in a hard-hitting article for the Hindustan Times, wrote, “To point to his ‘lack of background' is to ridicule his poverty and his struggle against the odds.”

Former Pakistan skipper, Rashid Latif and former BCCI vice president Sunil Dev supported Kambli.

Latif said: “I don’t see what’s wrong in holding a probe even if Kambli has come out with claims after 15 years. If there was no hanky panky, what has the BCCI or Pawar to fear?”

But this, rather than caste, made Kambli a pariah with the Indian cricketing establishment.

Tiffs with Sachin Tendulkar

Kambli’s inability to control himself on TV kept costing him friendships. NDTV writes:

Although they were close friends since their days in school and shared a symbiotic relationship on the cricket field - strengthening their game from each other's talents -- Kambli and Tendulkar slowly drifted apart through the years. According to Kambli, Tendulkar stopped communicating with him after a TV reality show in 2009. In that show, Kambli had said that Tendulkar didn't help him enough to overcome his self-destructive tendencies.

Life post-cricket

NDTV writes:

At the age of 28, after he lost his place in the Indian team, Kambli explored other avenues in life. TV shows came as a respite and Kambli made his debut on the small screen in a show called Miss India, in 2002. It was aired on DD National.

Unlike his international cricket career, Kambli's TV career hardly ever took off. He tried his luck in politics. Lok Bharati Party made him its vice-president but he lost the 2009 Vidhan Sabha elections from the Vikhroli (Mumbai) seat. A year later, he married model Andrea Hewitt and has a son named Jesus Christiano.

Troubles at home


Wife alleges Kambli thrashed her, files FIR

The Times of India

Mumbai : Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli has once again got into trouble as his wife has filed a complaint against him for allegedly abusing and assaulting her reportedly under the influence of alcohol in Bandra (West) flat on Friday, reports V Narayan. Bandra police said an FIR has been registered under IPC section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons) and 504 (insult). He is accused of allegedly throwing the handle of a cooking pan on his wife Andrea because of which she suffered head injury. The incident occurred when Kambli allegedly stepped into his flat drunk and hurled abuses at his wife. The incident was witnessed by his son (12). Kambli rushed into the kitchen and returned with the pan handle and threw it at his wife.






















































































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