India’s oldest international cricketer Datta Gaekwad passed away at aged 95 | Datta Gaekwad: Wave of mourning in the Indian cricket world, the country’s oldest cricketer passes away

By Nishu Bhardwaj February 13, 2024 1:25 PM IST

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India’s oldest cricketer passes away

Datta Gaekwad Passed Away: A legend of the Indian cricket world has said goodbye to this world. The name of this legendary cricketer is Dutta Gaikwad. Dutta Gaikwad, who played for India, breathed his last at his home in Baroda at the age of 95. Dutta Gaikwad was the oldest cricketer of India. Dutta Gaikwad was the longest-lived cricketer for India.

India’s oldest cricketer passes away

Dutta Gaikwad was born in Baroda in the year 1928. He played 11 test matches for India between 1952 and 1961. Dutta Gaikwad had scored 350 runs in 20 innings of these 11 test matches. During this period he had scored 1 half-century. Dutta Gaikwad also captained the Indian team. He captained the Indian team that toured England in 1959. Team India had to face 4-0 defeat on this tour.

Longest living Indian players:

95 years – Dutta Gaekwad (1929-2024)

94 years – Morappakam Gopalan (1909-2003)

Amazing performance in first class cricket

Dutta Gaikwad’s first class career was quite brilliant. Dutta Gaikwad had scored 5788 runs in 172 innings of 110 first class matches. During this period he had played 23 half-centuries and 17 century innings. Dutta Gaekwad played for Baroda in the Ranji Trophy from 1947 to 1961. During this period he scored 3139 runs including 14 centuries. His best score was 249 not out against Maharashtra in 1959–60.

Irfan Pathan paid tribute

Paying tribute to Dutta Gaikwad on social media, Irfan Pathan wrote that under the shade of the banyan tree at the Motibagh cricket ground, from his blue Maruti car, Indian captain Dutta Gaikwad sir discovered young talent for Baroda cricket and our team. Shaped the future of. His absence will be deeply felt. A big blow to the cricket community.

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