ICC Hall of Famer, former Head Coach and Captain of the Indian cricket team, Anil is one of only two bowlers ever, to have taken all 10 wickets in a Test innings. An eighteen year cricket career saw him become the third highest wicket-taker in Tests, and he remains the highest wicket taker for India in One Day Internationals. In his second innings, Anil has been active in cricket administration and is currently the Chairman of the Cricket Committee of the ICC. As Chief Mentor to the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, Anil was instrumental in the team achieving a significant double in 2013 – winning both the IPL as well as the Champions’ League. Recently, under his guidance as Head Coach of the Indian cricket team for a year in 2016-17, the team went on to win all the bi-lateral Test and ODI series that they took part in, and reclaimed the No.1 rank in Test cricket, making him one of India’s most succesful coaches.
Anil’s company TENVIC has more than 50,000 students enrolled in his sports programs at various schools across the country.
One of India’s most prolific and consistent run scorers, Cheteshwar Pujara has undoubtedly established himself as the bedrock of India’s Test squad. His penchant for big scores, a no-fuss approach, and a resolve akin to batsmen from the eras gone by, make him a player of rare disposition – not obsessed with instant glory from big hits and shorter formats.
With a Test average of over 50, it isn’t surprising that he now holds the record for most runs by a batsman in an Indian first-class season. He also holds the Indian record of having faced the most number of deliveries (525) in a Test innings. And when he isn’t racking up runs for his country, Pujara enjoys challenging himself in the English county season, having played for Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. If you need someone to bat to save your life, you need not look beyond Cheteshwar Pujara.