Birthday: 24-09-1950
Age: 68
Star sign: Libra


Mohinder Amarnath or Mohinder Amarnath Bahrdwaj in real life was born on September 24, 2950 in Patiala, India. He was known as Jimmy and he is a former cricketer and presently a cricket analyst. He is the son of the late test cricketer, Lala Amarnath. His brothers Surinder and Rajinder Amarnath are also from the cricket industry. Mohinder was the ‘Man of the Series’ in 1983, this is when India got their very first World Cup Cricket award in England. He was also the best batsman in opposition to the express pace.

Mohinder started in 1969 in a competition against Australia. He was the quick-bowling all rounder at that time. Then he became the top order batsman who primarily plays at number 3 for his country. Mohinder was known for his style and great skill in cricket. He has a control over the ball while swinging and cutting it. He also has his own exceptional run-up where he will slow down before he attains the bowling crease. He has been an active cricketer from year 1969 to 1989. Mohinder became an international cricketer that has got the opportunity to handle the ball and obstruct the field in his cricket career. 

Sunil Gavaskar, a former cricketer wrote a book and Imran Khan, a politician and a former cricketer who wrote the book, All Round View considered him as the best Batsman in the world. Imran also stated that he played non-stop starting from his debut until the time he retires. Mohinder was also known for his eminent execution in the Cricket World Cup in year 1983, and even got the Man of the Match awards in both the semi-finals and finals contrary to England and the West Indies.

Mohinder had a score of 11 centuries and 24 fifties out of 69 Tests with a satisfactorily 42.50 average. He also fell and was unconscious by Imran Khan’s lethal bouncer. Mohinder also gained the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indian cricket board.

In late 1980’s up to early 1990’s, Mohinder hosted a weekly coaching show, Cricket with Mohinder Amarnath on Doordarshan channel. The show features different techniques and forum with the guest speakers who normally came from the Indian National Team Members. In 2009, Amarnath joined the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa together with famous actress, Shilpa Shukla. The audiences and juries become very emotional when he was eliminated. Mohinder always brings a red hanky with him, because he believes that it gave him luck and success.