Manoj Bhandage Biography | Career | Lesser Known Facts

Manoj Bhandage Biography: Manoj Bhandage is a cricketer by profession who was born in Raichur, Karnataka. Manoj was born on 05 October 1998. Manoj Bhandage made his debut for Karnataka in a T20 match against Assam at Cuttack on February 21, 2019.

Apart from his impressive domestic performance, Bhandage starts to trend on social media right after the IPL 2023 Auction.

Royal Challengers Bangalore bagged Manoj Bhandage for INR 20 Lakhs in the IPL 2023 Auction. Apart from being capable of smashing the ball fair mile, he is also capable of bowling crucial overs in the middle.

Manoj’s career turning point came after his impressive 67 runs of 40 balls in a chase during the quarterfinal of the U25 tournament against Mumbai in 2022.

Manoj Bhandage
Manoj Bhandage

Manoj Bhandage Biography

Manoj Bhandage Biography: Manoj has so far played for Bijapur Bulls, Gulbarga Mystics, and the Karnataka cricket team. Manoj Bhandage is expected to make his debut in the IPL 2023.

Being a Karnataka-born, RCB will get a huge benefit from the local cricketer. Manoj has huge exposure to the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium where RCB will play the home 7 matches of the IPL 2023.

Check out the Manoj Bhandage Biography along with his cricket career, stats and much more details below:

Full Name Manoj Bhandage
Nick Name Bhandage
Date of Birth 05 Oct 1998
Birth Place Raichur, Karnataka
Zodiac Sign Not Known
School Not Known
College Presidency College
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
Family Father – Will Update Soon
Mother – Will Update Soon
Siblings – Will Update Soon
Martial Status Not Known
Wife Name Not Known
Profession Cricketer
Role All-rounder
Batting Style Left Handed
Bowling Style Medium Speed
Teams Played Bijapur Bulls, Bengaluru Blasters, Gulbarga Mystics, Karnataka, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Debut FC – N/A
List A – Karnataka vs Meghalaya at Kolkata – November 12, 2022
T20 – Karnataka vs Assam at Cuttack – February 21, 2019
International Debut Test – N/A
ODI – N/A
T20I – N/A
IPL Debut N/A
Favourite Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli
Coach/Mentor Mahantesh(Childhood Coach), Vijay Madalkar

Manoj Bhandage Cricket Career

  • Manoj Bhandage played his first T20 cricket on February 21, 2019 for Karnataka against Assam at Cuttack.
  • Bhandage made his cricket debut in a List A match on November 12, 2022 for Karnataka against Meghalaya at Kolkata.
    • Playing under Mayank Agarwal’s captaincy, Manoj failed to cross his “ZERO” mark in the batting and bowling departments.
  • On the following day November 13, 2022, Bhandage played his second match which was against Vidarbha and scored 23 runs but failed to pick wickets.
  • His bowling skills come to the spotlight in his third match which was played against Jharkhand.
    • In the match, Manoj bagged 2 wickets by dismissing Jharkhand’s Anukul Roy and Bal Krishna. With the bat, he remains unbeaten for 13 runs and scored the winning runs for the team.
Manoj Bhandage
Manoj Bhandage

Manoj Bhandage IPL Career

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore roped Manoj at his base price of INR 20 Lakhs at the IPL 2023 Auction.
    • Post the IPL 2023 Auction, Bhandage said “I’m waiting to play with Virat Kohli and learn a lot from him about batting or any other aspect of the game like how to face challenges at that level and other things, so I’m waiting to play with him”.
Manoj Bhandage during IPL 2023 RCB Net Session(Image: RCB)

Manoj Bhandage Lesser Known Facts

  • Bhandage is actually from Sindhanur village which is far from Raichur where cricket is not a popular game.
  • Bhandage had exposure to cricket when he was around 10 years old.
  • Manoj came to Bengaluru after his 10th standard and started practising with the leather ball properly only in 1st PUC(11th standard).
  • When he was in 10th, Manoj represented the state team at the U-16 level.
  • Not like many who changed their role in the middle of their cricket career for a transition, Manoj started his initial cricket career as an all-rounder.
  • Bhandage is capable of hitting massive sixes which could reach the second or third tier of the stadium.
  • Bhandage used to play tennis ball cricket during his young age and believes that it helps him to hit the ball hard.
  • Manoj played his first match in M. Chinnaswamy Stadium at a U-16 level game and scored 70-80*.
Manoj Bhandage Childhood and Recent photo(Image: Manoj Bhandage Instagram)

Manoj Bhandage Social Media Profile

Manoj Bhandage Stats

Batting Stats

FORMAT Mat Runs HS Ave SR 100s 50s 4s 6s
List A 10 143 35* 23.83 90.5 0 0 8 7
T20 16 116 41 23.2 154.66 0 0 7 8

Bowling Stats

FORMAT Mat Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
List A 10 5 2/25 2/25 48 4.61 62.4 0 0 0
T20 16 8 2/11 2/11 28.5 9.5 18 0 0 0