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D.B.Deodhar
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D.B.Deodhar

India

Full Name

Dinkar Balwant Deodhar

Born

January 14, 1892, Poona (now Pune), Maharashtra

Died

August 24, 1993, Pune, Maharashtra, (aged 101y 222d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

TEAMS

The Grand Old Man of Indian cricket, Prof. Deodhar never played a Test - at 40, he was considered too old when India played its first Test in 1932. He was involved with Indian first-class cricket from about 1910 onwards and was already an icon of Indian cricket. A highly regarded aggressive batsman and no-nonsense captain, he was credited with establishing Maharashtra as a premier first-class team in the 1930s, leading it to the Ranji Trophy in 1939-40 and 1940-41. In the 1980s, the newly-established one-day zonal championship, the Deodhar Trophy, was named after him. He died in 1993 at the age of 101.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100sCtSt
FC8113318452224639.329100
Bowling
FormatMatRunsWktsBBIAve5w10w
FC81586112/2453.2700

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1911/12 - 1947/48

Photos


Deodhar: Portrait