17 Facts About Sanjay Bangar


Sanjay Bangar played as an all-rounder and represented the India national cricket team in Tests and ODIs.


Sanjay Bangar has completed his schooling from Saint Francis De Sales High School Chatrapati Sambhaji Nagar.


Sanjay Bangar responded with his most important innings for India, making a patient 68 on the first day in an invaluable partnership with Rahul Dravid in difficult swinging and seaming conditions.


Sanjay Bangar was named as part of India's squad for the 2003 Cricket World Cup, but his performances for India began to tail off, and he made his final appearance for his country in 2004, appearing in 12 Test matches and 15 One Day Internationals in all.


Sanjay Bangar made important contributions to 7 test match wins for India.


Sanjay Bangar represented Deccan Chargers in the first IPL season.


Sanjay Bangar played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2009 IPL.


In January 2013, Sanjay Bangar announced his retirement after 20 years playing.


An article by Sanjay Bangar was featured in the 2012 book Rahul Dravid: Timeless Steel.


In January 2014, Sanjay Bangar was named assistant coach of Kings XI Punjab ahead of IPL 2014.


Sanjay Bangar was promoted to the role of head coach during the season and coached them to final, the Franchise's best IPL performance to date, where they lost to Kolkata Knight Riders.


Sanjay Bangar went on to Coach Kings XI Punjab for three years until he had to give up his role to comply with the BCCI's conflict of interest rules.


Sanjay Bangar was named head coach of India national cricket team for Zimbabwe tour in June 2016.


Many Indian batsmen, including Indian captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Ajinkya Rahane, have openly credited Sanjay Bangar for contributing to their growth.


Sanjay Bangar's coaching has been credited for improving India's lower order.


Sanjay Bangar's contract was not renewed by the BCCI on the back of reports that Sanjay Bangar was not able to find a suitable no 4 batsman in ODI cricket, a reason for India's loss in the 2019 World Cup, although it was widely debated that it was the job of the selectors and not the job of the batting coach to do so.


In February 2021, Sanjay Bangar was appointed as a batting consultant for Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2021 Indian Premier League.