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    Daniel Manohar, a former Hyderabad opener, has had an incredible journey in the world of cricket. From being a player to becoming an esteemed IPL match referee, his transformation is nothing short of remarkable.

    Born and brought up in Hyderabad, Daniel Manohar started playing cricket at a young age. He was a talented batsman and was soon selected to play for the Hyderabad under-19 team. He made his debut in first-class cricket for Hyderabad in 1997 and played for the team for several years.

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    Manohar’s career as a cricketer was not without its challenges. He suffered from injuries and had to take breaks from the game. However, he continued to work hard and eventually became a regular member of the Hyderabad team.

    In 2001, Manohar played his first IPL match for the Deccan Chargers. He played for the team for two seasons before moving on to other teams. However, his stint in the IPL was short-lived as he suffered a career-ending injury in 2009.

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    After retiring from cricket, Manohar decided to pursue a career in cricket administration. He completed a course in umpiring and started officiating in local matches. His hard work and dedication soon caught the attention of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), and he was appointed as an umpire for domestic matches.

    Manohar’s rise as an umpire was meteoric. He quickly gained a reputation for being fair and impartial, and his decisions were respected by players and officials alike. He officiated in several high-profile matches, including the Ranji Trophy final and the IPL.

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    In 2018, Manohar was appointed as an IPL match referee, becoming the first Indian to hold the position. As a match referee, he is responsible for ensuring that matches are played according to the rules and regulations of the game. He oversees all aspects of the game, from the toss to the final delivery, and ensures that the match is conducted in a fair and transparent manner.

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    Manohar’s transformation from a Hyderabad opener to an esteemed IPL match referee is a testament to his hard work, dedication, and love for the game. He has shown that with determination and perseverance, one can achieve anything they set their mind to.

    In conclusion, Daniel Manohar’s journey is an inspiration to all cricket enthusiasts. His story shows that no matter how many setbacks one faces, with hard work and dedication, anything is possible. He has proved that there is life beyond playing cricket and that one can continue to contribute to the game in many ways.

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