Matches (20)
NZ v AUS (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
WPL (2)
BPL 2024 (1)
AFG v IRE (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Durham in ZIM (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
Ranji Trophy (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
Dang CL (1)

Full Name

Anshuman Dattajirao Gaekwad


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


71y 160d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Opening Batter




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

Anshuman Gaekwad Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A555341601111*32.67--212-170


List A55-537343224/234/2315.593.8324.4300
Anshuman Dattajirao Gaekwad

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Debut/Last Matches of Anshuman Gaekwad

Recent Matches of Anshuman Gaekwad

India vs West Indies12--23-Dec-1987GuwahatiODI # 482
India vs West Indies01/3908-Dec-1987NagpurODI # 481
West Zone vs North Zone216 & 40/7121-Oct-1987BhilaiFC
West Zone vs Central Zone1953/3915-Oct-1987NagpurFC
West Zone vs South Zone1380/231-Oct-1986WankhedeFC

Photos of Anshuman Gaekwad

Anshuman Gaekwad, Kapil Dev and Shanta Rangaswamy after a CAC meeting
Aunshuman Gaekwad, Ajay Jadeja and Sandeep Patil assess the conditions
Ian Chappel interviewing Geakwad and Tendulkar
Tendulkar and Geakwad engrossed in a deep conversation
Geakwad and Ganguly make their way into the Bangabandhu stadium
A pensive Gaekwad examines the list of probables