Full Name

Padmanabh Govind Joshi


October 27, 1926, Baroda, Gujarat


January 08, 1987, Pune, Maharashtra, (aged 60y 73d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position


Throughout nearly all of the '50s, `Nana' Joshi and Naren Tamhane battled it out for the stumper's slot in the Indian team. A flashy wicketkeeper, Joshi on his day could be brilliant but also had lapses of form. On his debut against against England in 1951-52 he had two catches and two stumpings in the first innings, which was to remain his best performance in a Test. He toured West Indies in 1953 and England in 1959. At home he played against England in 1951-52, Pakistan in 1952-53 and 1960-61, West Indies in 1958-59 and Australia in 1959-60. A useful late order batsman who frequently opened the batting for his state, Joshi and Ramakant Desai put on 149 runs for the ninth wicket against Pakistan in 1960-61, still the Indian record for that wicket. Joshi's score was 52 not out. Interestingly enough, this was his last Test. In a first class career spanning almost two decades, Joshi had 180 dismissals, 119 of them caught. He captained Maharashtra for several years.
Partab Ramchand October 2004

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