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Datta Gaekwad: Wave of grief in the Indian cricket world, the country’s oldest cricketer has died

Datta Gaekwad: Wave of grief in the Indian cricket world, the country's oldest cricketer has died

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India’s oldest cricketer has died

Datta Gaekwad passed away: A legend of the Indian cricket world has bid farewell 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 in India. Dutta Gaikwad was India’s longest-lived cricketer.

India’s oldest cricketer has died

Dutta Gaikwad was born in Baroda in 1928. Between 1952 and 1961 he played eleven Test matches for India. Dutta Gaikwad had scored 350 runs in 20 innings of these 11 Test matches. During this time he had scored half a century. Dutta Gaikwad was also the captain of the Indian team. He was captain of the Indian team that toured England in 1959. Team India suffered a 0-4 defeat on this tour.

Longest Living Indian Player:

95 years – Dutta Gaekwad (1929–2024)

94 years – Morappakam Gopalan (1909–2003)

Amazing achievement 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 that time he pitched 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 against Maharashtra in 1959–60.

Irfan Pathan paid tribute

As a tribute to Dutta Gaikwad, Irfan Pathan wrote on social media that Indian captain Dutta Gaikwad Sir spotted young talent for Baroda Cricket and our team in the shade of the banyan tree at Motibagh cricket ground from his blue Maruti car. He shaped the future. His absence will be deeply felt. A huge blow to the cricket community.

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