Sadanand Viswanath was a talented cricketer of the Indian team who had a short span career but marvelous potential. His present status is that of a coach and a first class umpire.
|Born||Nov 29, 1962 (54 years)|
|Place of birth||Bangalore, Karnataka|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Batsman|
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|Test debut||Aug 30, 1985 vs Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo|
|Last Test||Sep 14, 1985 vs Sri Lanka at Asgiriya Stadium|
|ODI Debut||Jan 20, 1985 vs England at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|Last ODI||Jan 07, 1988 vs West Indies at Sardar Patel Stadium|
Playing for the Indian team between 1985 and 1988, he was a wicket keeper cum batsman with an aggressive style. He is well remembered for a hard six that he hit out of the Chinnaswamy stadium against Allan Border. His commendable feat garnered him praise by Sunil Gavaskar as well as the Australian media.
Sadanand’s downfall began with strings of tragedy in his personal life as his father committed suicide due to financial problems while his mother could not survive an open-heart surgery. A failed relationship and alcohol addiction completely destroyed his career.
He now runs a cricket coaching academy at Kundanahalli, Bangalore for the young boys and also umpires in domestic cricket.