16 June 2013



Played Inter district cricket tournament at the age of 14 years from Parlakehmundi.He represented five districts during his cricketing career ie.Mayurbhanj, Paralakehemundi, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. Those days taking hundred wickets were a difficult task for any bowler which he achieved in shortest of period.
On first class debut he took six wickets. He could not keep the promise which he showed during early part of his career. Some say he changed his action very frequently as a result he lost the lethal late out swing which was his wicket fetching ball.
In an all India inter university match at Patna he was involved in 16 dismissals against BHU.He took four wickets in one over in a university match. Sanjoy represented Utkal University for three years. Rourkela Steel Plant for five years and state for 23 times in Ranji trophy matches
Satpathy represented all India HSL team in Sheesmahal cricket tournament, and also in Frank Worrall tournament at Lucknow.
He represented East Zone cricket team against West Indies and Ceylon in the year 1974-75.
He was involved in a World record for dismissing a district team for two runs in the prestigious Kalahandi cricket tournament in the year 1972-73.Sanjoy along with his other partner G.Shankar (Played for Mysore University) demolished the other team (Keonjhar) within 4.3 over’s. In a first class Ranji trophy match against Assam Sanjoy and his new ball partner Sujit Mohanty.M.A reduced the opposition to 0 for 4 wickets and 26 for six when umpire's arrogant attitude deprived Orissa the match.He retired from first class cricket in 1978 to concentrate on his medical profession and went on to become a Gold medalist at BHU in Internal Medicine in the year 1983.
He says playing those days was a curse, as neither the parents, teachers nor the society liked any one one playing a game from a learned family.

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