DR. Abhishek Thakar  - Physiotherapist (BPT, DNT, MIAP)  is Sports Physiotherpist. Dr. Thakar is Saurashtra’s senior team Physiotherapist. He has more than eleven years of Cricket Physiotharapy experience. He has earlier worked with Gujarat Cricket Association Senior team for six years. He is with Saurashtra Cricket Association since 2013.

Professional Experience as Physiotherapist: 

   Saurashtra Cricket Association    July 2013 – till date
   Gujarat Cricket Association    September 2007-June 2013
   West Zone ZCA U-19    24th April – 3rd July 2009
   NCA India Under 16 Camp    13th July – 14th August 2009
   Duleep Trophy West Zone    January-February 2011
   Deodhar Trophy West Zone    March 2011
   Duleep Trophy West Zone    February 2011
   West Zone ZCA Under 16    April-May 2016
   NCA India Under 19 Camp    June-July 2016
   West Zone ZCA Under 19    April – May 2017

Job Role:

   a. On field and off the field treatment and Rehabilitation of the players.

  b. Musculoskeletal screening and Prehab programs accordingly.

  c. Taking Physical fitness tests and making individual programs accordingly.

  d. Making pre-season, in season and off season training programs for players and follow-up.

  e. Dealing with Physical Conditioning and Training of players.

  f. Making strengthening Programs and dealing with gym work outs individually. 



1) With Saurashtra Cricket Association

   - Ranji Trophy all India Runners up                                                                             -2015/16

   - Vijay Hazare Trophy - All India Runners up                                                                    -2017/18


2) With Gujarat Cricket Association

   - U-19 All India Champion (Vinoo Mankad trophy)                                                     - 2007/08

   - Ranji Trophy Qualified for knock outs                                                                            - 2008/09

   - Vijay Hazare Trophy all India Runners up                                                                - 2011/12

   - Vijay Hazare Trophy qualified for knock outs                                                          - 2012/13

   - Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy all India Champions                                                          - 2012/13



2007                                  Physiotherapy (P.T) from Karnataka college of Physiotherapy,   Mangalore, Rajiv Gandhi University of health science (R.G.U.H.S)



  a. Manipulation (Maitland and Cyriax) by U. Mohanty, Mangalore.

  b. Attended workshop of Tapping Techniques by Andrew Loipus, Mangalore.

  c. Level-1 course for Physio conducted by BCCI

  d. Workshop for “Anti-doping and doping free cricket” by BCCI

  e. Dry needling Therapist – Module 1 and 2.

  f.  Advanced kinesio tapping techniques.

  g. The High pass Grades (81%) in SSSM1 course conducted by BCCI in 2016