Dattajirao Gaekwad, 95, died on Tuesday because of age-related illnesses.© X (Twitter)
India’s oldest Check cricketer and former captain Dattajirao Gaekwad died on Tuesday because of age-related illnesses. Gaekwad, who was the daddy of former India opener and nationwide coach Aunshuman Gaekwad, was 95. He breathed his final early this morning after battling for all times within the ICU of a Baroda hospital for the previous 12 days, a supply within the household advised PTI. He performed 11 Assessments for India between 1952 and 1961, captaining the nationwide group in 1959 when it toured England.
The BCCI expresses its profound grief on the passing away of Dattajirao Gaekwad, former India captain and India’s oldest Check cricketer. He performed in 11 Assessments and led the group throughout India’s Tour of England in 1959. Beneath his captaincy, Baroda additionally gained the Ranji Trophy within the… pic.twitter.com/HSUArGrjDF
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 13, 2024
The appropriate-hander made his debut in opposition to England at Leeds in 1952 and his ultimate worldwide recreation was in opposition to Pakistan in Chennai in 1961.
Within the Ranji Trophy, Gaekwad represented Baroda from 1947 to 1961. He scored 3139 runs at a mean of 47.56, together with 14 a whole bunch.
His highest was a 249 not out in opposition to Maharashtra within the 1959-60 season.
He grew to become India’s oldest residing Check cricketer in 2016 after the loss of life of former batter Deepak Shodhan on the age of 87 in Ahmedabad.
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