Birth Name : Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar
Date of birth : 06/04/1956
Place of birth : Rajapur, India
Category : Cricket
Dilip Vengsarkar is an Indian cricketer and cricket administrator. He was born on April 6, 1956 at Rajapur, India. he was a important player in the Indian team in the late 70s and early 80s.
Arjuna Award for his on-field performances in 1981
Government of India decorated him with the Padma Shri honour in 1987
Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1987
CK Naidu Lifetime Achievement award by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
Vengsarkar made his international cricket debut against New Zealand at Auckland in 1975–76 as an opening batsmen. He played a memorable innings in 1979 against Asif Iqbals Pakistan team in the 2nd Test at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. He was a member of the 1983 World Champions team. He had a productive run of scores between 1985 and 1987.
Vengsarkar took over the captaincy from Kapil Dev after the 1987 Cricket World Cup. He is currently team mentor and coach for Telugu Warrior team in CCL.