Mohinder Amarnath is a former Indian cricketer and one of the finest batters against some of the top fast bowling attacks like the West Indies, Australia, and England of the 1970s and 1980s. He played a major role in Indias famous victory in the 1983 World Cup which earned him a Man of the Match in the finals. Kapil Dev with the World Cup trophy alongside Mohinder Amarnath.He is known for some unique dismissals in international cricket. He is the only Indian to be given out handling the ball against Australia on 9 February 1986. Not only this, but he was also given out obstructing the field and hit wicket which earned him a rare distinction of being the only cricketer to do so. Mohinder Amarnath returning to the Pavillion after given out obstructing the field.He was born at a time when his father, a star cricketer was employed by the Maharajas to encourage the development of the game. He used to practice in a field where his father planted pots depicting the fielders and allowing Mohinder to pierce the gaps and learn the art of placement. He was also taught to play steep bouncers aggressively rather than merely tucking a ball.
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