Team India’s former captain Dattajirao Gaikwad passes away

Team India’s former captain Dattajirao Gaikwad passes away


Pudhari Online Desk: Former Indian Cricket Association captain Dattajirao Gaikwad passed away on Tuesday. At the age of 95, she breathed her last breath. He was the father of former Bharatache saluteman and former coach Anshuman Gaikwad.

1952 debut

Dattajirao Gaekwad made his Test cricket debut in 1952 and led the Indian Cricket Association in 1959. His first match as captain was against the England Cricket Association. Only, the Indian team lost its fifth test of the series. Gaikwad played 11 tests for India. In 1961, he played his last international match against Pakistan in Chennai.

Gaikwad’s statistics

Dattajiravani scored 350 runs in 11 Tests, which included only 1 half-century. He scored 5,788 runs in 110 first-class matches at an average of 36.40. During this time he scored 17 centuries and 23 half-centuries. 249 not out would have been his highest score in first-class cricket. In Ranji Trophy, he has scored 3,139 runs with 14 centuries. He played domestic cricket for 17 years.

Dattajirao Gaekwad was the captain of Baroda Cricket Association in the Ranji Trophy tournament in 1957-58. Under Gaikwad’s leadership, Baroda Sangha would have lost by a wicket and 51 runs in the last match held at the Motibagh Stadium in Vadodara.

Gaekwad was a student of former Indian cricket captain CS Nayudu. In 1984, Badodya Maharajani C.S. was established to train young players. Naidu would have been appointed. At that time, Gaikwad would have been 12 years old and would have participated in the first under-14 and under-16 cricket tournament started by the great Indian former captain CK Nayudu.

Anshuman Gaikwad’s father

Dattajirao Gaekwad is the father of former Indian cricketer Anshuman Gaekwad. Anshuman Gaekwad represented India in 40 Test and 15 ODI internationals between 1975 and 1987.





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