Vinod Ganpat Kambli (born 18 January 1972, Mumbai, Maharashtra) is a former Indian cricketer, who played for India as a middle order batsman, as well as for Mumbai and Boland, South Africa. He is childhood friend of ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Currently he appears as cricket expert and commentator on various Television channels and also have appeared on various Reality television.
Kambli hails from Kanjurmarg, a suburb of Mumbai.The small patch of land that served as his first cricket pitch was surrounded on all sides by high-rise buildings.The scoring system was dictated by the lack of space, and the higher a batsman hit the ball into the buildings the more runs he scored. It explains why Kambli was one of the best over-the-top hitters of spin bowling.
Vinod Kambli married fashion Model Andrea Hewitt, the couple has a child born in June 2010. Vinod Kambli Joined Lok Bharati Party and was made vice-president of the party.In the 2009 Vidhan Sabha election, he Contested from Vikhroli, Mumbai as a Lok Bharati Party candidate. He lost the election. Though he continues to do social work. In 2011, He supported Anna Hazare’s campaign India against Corruption.