Bhausaheb Nimbalkar      

Full name Bhausaheb Babasaheb Nimbalkar

Born December 12, 1919, Kolhapur, Maharashtra

Died December 11, 2012, Kolhapur (aged 92 years 365 days)

Major teams Baroda, Holkar, Maharashtra, Railways, Rajasthan

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Bhausaheb Babasaheb Nimbalkar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 80 118 17 4841 443* 47.93 12 22 37 10
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 80 4092 2333 58 4/56 40.22 3.42 70.5 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1939/40 - 1964/65

He is known throughout the cricketing world for his feat of scoring 443 not out for Maharashtra against Kathiawar in a Ranji Trophy match at Pune in 1948-49. But while that mammoth innings - still the fourth highest in first class cricket - remains the undisputed highlight of his career, the fact is that BB Nimbalkar had a long and impressive record in the national competition. His career stretched from the late thirties to the early sixties and he played for as many as six teams. An aggregate of 3687 runs at a healthy average of 56.72 with 11 centuries marks him out as one of the outstanding batsmen in the Ranji Trophy. And all this makes selectorial indifference towards him that much more perplexing. He never represented India in an official Test and played for the country only once - against the first Commonwealth team in 1949-50, when he scored 48. A prolific run getter, Nimbalkar, in his first-class career, scored 4577 runs (52.01) with 12 centuries.

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May 1, 1946

BB Nimbalkar gives a few autographs, May 1, 1946

BB Nimbalkar gives a few autographs

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