Mangesh Sharad Darekar has successfully completed Level B refresher course in 2011 and post that he has cleared Level 2 under the aegis of MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association). The 41 year old is a certified coach having obtained certificates from the prestigious MCA. He has been associated with MCA as a part of summer camp coaching for over a decade.
As a player, Darekar was a genuine all-rounder; right hand batsman and a right arm medium pace bowler. Mangesh has played for Mumbai U-19 and has played at the University level. One of the fond memories of Mangesh is that when he was called to bowl at the practice nets by the New Zealand cricket team, he had clean bowled one of the finest batsmen of the era; Martin Crowe. For his scintillating bowling, Crowe gifted him a t-shirt, which is still treasured by Darekar.
Mangesh has also played for Mahindra and Mahindra in Times Shield in A division and represented Dadar Union Club and PJ Hindu Gymkhana in A division Kanga League.
Mangesh Darekar has already provided valuable service to cricket in Mumbai; both as a player and as a coach. Let’s hope that the Borivali resident continues his noble deeds for years to come.