D.B.Deodhar      

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

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 81 133 18 4522 246 39.32 9 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 81 586 11 2/24 53.27 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1911-1948
Profile

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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