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Anshuman Gaekwad      

Full name Anshuman Dattajirao Gaekwad

Born September 23, 1952, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Current age 64 years 122 days

Major teams India, Baroda

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Father - DK Gaekwad, Son - SA Gaekwad

Anshuman Dattajirao Gaekwad
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 40 70 4 1985 201 30.07 2 10 0 15 0
ODIs 15 14 1 269 78* 20.69 509 52.84 0 1 6 0
First-class 206 326 34 12136 225 41.56 34 47 160 0
List A 55 53 4 1601 111* 32.67 2 12 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 40 17 334 187 2 1/4 1/4 93.50 3.35 167.0 0 0 0
ODIs 15 1 48 39 1 1/39 1/39 39.00 4.87 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 206 10649 4587 143 6/49 32.07 2.58 74.4 3 0
List A 55 537 343 22 4/23 4/23 15.59 3.83 24.4 3 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Kolkata, Dec 27, 1974 - Jan 1, 1975 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Kolkata, Dec 31, 1984 - Jan 5, 1985 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at Lord's, Jun 7, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI India v West Indies at Guwahati, Dec 23, 1987 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1969/70 - 1991/92
List A span 1974/75 - 1975/76
Profile

Anshuman Gaekwad's scoring range was limited and his batting lacked elegance, but raw courage against pace that he possessed was a precious commodity in Indian cricket, and it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that he made it into the team on that virtue alone. He also had terrific reserves of patience and concentration - he batted 671 minutes for his Test-best 201 against Pakistan at Jalandhar in 1982-83. This was then the slowest double-century in first-class cricket. Gaekwad's guts-and-glory saga reached its peak when, bruised and battered by Michael Holding's modern-day Bodyline in the 1975-76 Jamaica bloodbath, he scored 81, a feat rendered doubly impressive by the fact that it came in an era when there were neither helmets nor restrictions on bouncers. Gaekwad had to have an operation after he was tattooed on the ear by a Holding bouncer that punctured his eardrum. He signed off on a high, with a hundred in his last first-class match and later became a selector and the national coach.
H Natarajan

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Aug 15, 2009

Aunshuman Gaekwad, Ajay Jadeja and Sandeep Patil assess the conditions, Interlaken, August 15, 2009

Aunshuman Gaekwad, Ajay Jadeja and Sandeep Patil assess the conditions

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Nov 12, 2000

Ian Chappel interviewing Geakwad and Tendulkar. India in Bangladesh 2000/01, Only Test, Bangladesh v India, Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, 10-14 Nov 2000 (Day 3)

Ian Chappel interviewing Geakwad and Tendulkar

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Nov 9, 2000

Indian cricket team skipper Sourav Ganguly (L) passes coach Anshuman Geakwad as they arrive for a practice session at Bangabandhu National Stadium, 08 November 2000, in Dhaka. India will play a maiden test against Bangladesh from 10 to 14 November 2000.

Geakwad and Ganguly make their way into the Bangabandhu stadium

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