Sandeep Patil was a right-handed middle-order batsman. A dashing, aggressive middle-order batsman was a pillar of the Indian team. In the 2nd Test against at Manchester, Jun 24 – 28 1982, India tour of England, he came up with a memorable display of 129 undefeated runs off 196 balls in 212 minutes including 18 fours and 2 sixes.
At one stage India was 136 for 5, in reply to England 425. Patil came on to crease at number 7 and had a useful partnership with Kirmani (58) and Kapil Dev (65). Eventually, captain Sunil Gavaskar was declared the innings at 379 for 8. Sandeep Patil smoked all the England bowlers in all parts of the ground. This was indeed a merciless knock, as Bob Wills, Derek Pringle, Phil Edmonds, Ian Botham, and Geoff Miller were helpless in front of him.
However, the match was drawn, but he was declared player of the match. The old Trafford crowd was stunned Patil smashed 25 runs in an over of Bob Wills (4440444) as the third delivery was being a no-ball. Sandeep Patil aggressive hitting was laced with over indiscipline, so that’s why he could not keep his place in the side.