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Baloo Gupte
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Baloo Gupte

India
Baloo Gupte

INTL CAREER: 1961 - 1965

Full Name

Balkrishna Pandharinath Gupte

Born

August 30, 1934, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Died

July 05, 2005, Mumbai, (aged 70y 309d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack obituary

GUPTE, BALKRISHNA PANDHARINATH, died on July 5, 2005. He was 70. A prolific wicket-taker in Indian domestic cricket for Bombay, Bengal and Railways, "Baloo'' Gupte was overshadowed by his older brother - and fellow leg-spinner - Subhash Gupte. Baloo's Test debut came after his brother had been dropped, against Pakistan at Madras in 1960-61 - but he could not take a wicket. He earned a recall, having secured nine for 55 for West Zone in the 1962-63 Duleep Trophy final, but his three Tests brought only three wickets in all. However, he took 417 in first-class cricket.

Profile

The younger brother of Subash Gupte, Baloo was also an orthodox legspin googly bowler who performed many notable feats in domestic cricket. But he could never attain the heights achieved by his elder brother. He was harshly treated on his Test debut on a perfect batting pitch against Pakistan at Madras in 1960-61, finishing wicketless after conceding 116 runs after bowling 35 overs. Surprisingly brought back against England at Kanpur three years later, he was again ineffective. And he did not do much better in his only other Test, against New Zealand at Calcutta the following season. In the Ranji Trophy, however Gupte was one of the leading wicket takers of his time and finished with 255 wickets (23.47). His innings figures of 9 for 55 for West Zone in the 1962-63 Duleep Trophy final against South Zone is still the best in the competition.
Partab Ramchand

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test3322817*28.0000000
FC998218587359.1700210
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3567834931/542/118116.333.08226.00000
FC99103794179/5524.88265
Baloo Gupte, Portrait
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Baloo Gupte, Portrait
Baloo Gupte, portrait