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Manoj Tiwary symbolises Bengal's new brand of cricket, one built on youth and fearlessness. He has a minimalistic approach towards batting; bowlers are meant to be hit, and the purpose of batting anywhere is to make runs.

He goes about doing that in the most aggressive of manners. He has idolised Kevin Pietersen, evident through his mannerism on the field, and favours the front foot more.

At 21, he had already led Bengal to a Cooch Behar Trophy triumph, and was also asked to captain the state in the Twenty20 championships, despite the presence of Deep Dasgupta and Sourav Ganguly. An aggressive and passionate Bengal cricketing fraternity has already nicknamed him ‘Chota Dada’ (in reference to Ganguly's nickname, ‘Dada’) Tiwary made his one-day debut in Australia in February 2008.

An aggressive right-handed batsman, Tiwary has gained attention from selectors and fans through his strokeplay and high run scoring in Indian Domestic Cricket. Because of his front foot play and ability to attack the bowler by charging down the pitch, many have compared his batting style to England's Kevin Pietersen.

Along with being a solid batsmen, he also bowls useful legspinners part-time and is athletic in the field.

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