Full name Dinkar Balwant Deodhar
Born January 14, 1892, Poona (now Pune), Maharashtra
Died August 24, 1993, Pune, Maharashtra (aged 101 years 222 days)
Major teams Hindus, Maharashtra
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|First-class span||1911/12 - 1947/48|
The Grand Old Man of Indian cricket, Prof. Deodhar never played a Test - at 40, he was considered too old when India played its first Test in 1932. He was involved with Indian first-class cricket from about 1910 onwards and was already an icon of Indian cricket. A highly regarded aggressive batsman and no-nonsense captain, he was credited with establishing Maharashtra as a premier first-class team in the 1930s, leading it to the Ranji Trophy in 1939-40 and 1940-41. In the 1980s, the
newly-established one-day zonal championship, the Deodhar Trophy, was named after him. He died in 1993 at the age of 101.
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