#3 Amol Mazumder
When Vinod Kambli and Sachin Tendulkar were creating history with a record 664-run partnership for Shardashram Vidya Mandir in the semi-finals of the inter-school Harris Shield tournament in 1998, 13-year-old Amol Muzumdar was padded up to bat next, but as fate had it, the chance never came.
But the Mumbai captain seized most of the opportunities coming his way as he went on to score 260 on his first-class debut. He continued to create records for Mumbai in domestic cricket but eventually disappeared from the mind’s eye due to the dominance of Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and others.
After 15 years of playing for Mumbai, in 2009, Muzumdar shifted to Assam for a one-year stint before signing up with Andhra. He put down his papers in 2014, with 11,167 runs from 171 first-class matches, marked by 30 centuries.Published 26 Oct 2016, 21:12 IST