New Delhi, August 8: Former India all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar has been appointed as the head coach of Nepal men’s team. The popular cricketer of the 1980-1990s was sometimes named in the case of match-fixing and sometimes cheating. Due to this BCCI banned him for life. In 1999, he was involved in a sting operation related to match-fixing.
He accused many big Indian cricketers of match-fixing. But he himself got caught in it. Prabhakar was found guilty of match-fixing against the West Indies and was banned by the BCCI in the year 2000. The ban on him was lifted after about six years.
debuted in 1984
During his 12-year long cricket career, Prabhakar was in discussions due to controversy. He made his ODI debut on 8 April 1984 and Test debut on 12 December 1984. He played cricket for India from 1984 to 1996. He took 96 wickets in 58 innings of 39 Tests, besides scoring 1600 runs in 68 innings. Prabhakar has scored 9 half-centuries and 1 century in Tests in Tests. Along with this, he has also achieved the feat of taking 5 wickets 3 times and 4 wickets 4 times.
Married to this actress
Manoj Prabhakar has taken 157 wickets in 130 ODIs at an average of 28.87 and an economy of 4.27. During this, he has also achieved the feat of taking 5 wickets 2 times and 4 wickets 4 times. In one-day cricket, Prabhakar has scored 1858 runs at an average of 24.12 and strike rate of 60.26. During this, he has also scored 11 half-centuries and 2 centuries. Manoj Prabhakar was married to Bollywood actress Farheen. He was the bowling coach of the Afghanistan team before the 2016 T20 World Cup.
Story first published: Monday, August 8, 2022, 19:18 [IST]