A commemorative postage stamp on Vinoo Mankad, an Indian cricketer known for his world record setting opening partnership of 413 runs with Pankaj Roy in 1956 [a part of the series ‘Cricket – India‘] :
Issued by India
Issued on Mar 13, 1996
Stamp Design : Dinesh Banduni
FDC design : Suresh Kumar
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Colour : Multi Colour
Type : Stamps, Postal Used
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 4.06 x 2.41 Cms.
Printing size : 3.70 x 2.05 Cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in Sheets of size 53.5 x 50.8 cms.
Number of Stamps Printed : One Million each
Number per issue sheet : 45
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nasik
Name : Mulvantrai Himmatlal “Vinoo” Mankad
Born on Apr 12, 1917 at Jamnagar, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died on Aug 21, 1978 at Bombay, Maharashtra, India
- Cricket – a game that has the heady magic of an addiction for sportsmen who have become legends in their lifetime and beyond. This set of four stamps issued by the Department of Post pays a tribute to cricket and to some of India’s legendary cricketers who gave the game its early impetus and set the trend which was to be followed by equally brilliant successors on the pitch.
- Vinoo Mankad (1917-1978); Mulvantrai Himmatrai Mankad widely known as ‘Vinoo‘ was one of India’s greatest all-rounders in cricket. He was a right-handed batsman varying his drive according to the state of the game. Watchful in defence, the late-cut (or dab), leg hit or cover drive earned him most of his runs; he was a high quality, left-arm orthodox slow bowler, with a slightly round-arm action who spun the ball unusually strongly and his flight and length were almost invariably perfect. His over would last a little more than a minute, allowing no rest to a batsman. He captained the Indian team in test cricket in the 1954-55 tour of Pakistan. He played 233 matches and 44 tests with a total of 11591 runs to his credit (average 24.70) and a highest score of 231; 782 wickets; 180 catches. He has the distinction of highest first wicket partnership with Pankaj Roy in Test Cricket (431 run partnership). He was chosen Wisden Cricketer in 1947. He was awarded life membership of MCC in 1967.
- Compilation by Mohandas Menon, Hon. Statistician, BCCI.