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Anshuman Gaekwad
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Anshuman Gaekwad

India
Anshuman Gaekwad

INTL CAREER: 1974 - 1987

Full Name

Anshuman Dattajirao Gaekwad

Born

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

Age

68y 304d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(father),

(son)

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test40704198520130.072100150
ODI1514126978*20.6950952.840160
FC206326341213622541.5634471600
List A555341601111*32.67212170
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test401733418721/41/493.503.35167.00000
ODI151483911/391/3939.004.8748.00000
FC2061064945871436/4932.072.5874.4030
List A55537343224/234/2315.593.8324.40300
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Photos


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