|| May 10, 1973 in Delhi
|| Indian cricketer
Vijay Dahiya is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batmsan and wicketkeeper.
He took part in List A cricket from 1993-2004. He became India’s fifth wicketkeeper in sixteen months during the 2000-01 season. Though not the most elegant of performers, he can sometimes get himself involved in some good innings.
Dahiya was a participant of the North Zone team which won the Duleep and Deodhar Trophies in the1999-2000 season. He is the assistant coach of Kolkata Knight Riders, ipl franchisee.
His international debut was in an ODI against Kenya at Nairobi on 3 Oct 2000 in the icc knockout trophy. His contribution in that match which India eventually won was a stumping and a catch. He went on to play in total 19 ODI’s for India. The last of which was against Australia at margao in the 2001 series. His highest ODI score was a knock of 51 off 39 deliveries against Australia in the 1st ODI at Bangalore which helped set up a match winning total of 315. He made his test debut against Zimbabwe at Nagpur in Nov 2000 which India drew. He played only one more test match after that.
It was in the 1993-94 season when dahiya debuted for Delhi against Punjab at Ludhiana. He went on to play for Delhi till his retirement. He was an integral part of the North Zone team which lifted the Duleep and Deodhar Trophies in 1999-2000, and also captained Delhi for some time. He retired from all forms of cricket after playing his last match against Uttar Pradesh in December 2006. Just before retirement, he began his Ranji season with a fine 152, his highest first-class score, against Tamil Nadu that bailed Delhi out of trouble, and effected a stumping against Uttar Pradesh’s Praveen Kumar that helped his side gain a vital first-innings lead
Retirement and coaching
He retired from all forms of cricket after playing his last match against Uttar Pradesh in Dec 2006. He was appointed the assistant coach of the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders in 2009.