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Full name Dayaneshwar Chandrasekhar Agashe
Born April 17, 1942, Poona (now Pune), Maharashtra
Died January 2, 2009, Sasoon Hospital, Pune (aged 66 years 260 days)
Major teams Maharashtra
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
A wicketkeeper-batsman, Dayaneshwar Agashe played first-class cricket for Maharashtra between 1962 and 1968 and scored two half-centuries in 13 matches. His best season came in 1964-65 where he made his career-best 75, took ten catches and made two stumpings. He went on to become a vice-president of the BCCI.
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