India’s oldest cricketer Dattajirao Gaekwad passes away at the age of 95

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13-02-2024

    Dattajirao was in an ICU in Baroda for the last 12 days

    Baroda won the Ranji Trophy in the 1957-58 season under his captaincy

    He scored 350 runs in the 11 international tests he played

Former Indian test captain Dattajirao Gaekwad passed away at the age of 95 due to ailments related to old age. He was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital in Baroda for the last 12 days. He breathed his last in the early hours of 13th February. 

He was the oldest cricketer to have played test cricket for India at the time of his death. The Board of Control for Cricket in India expressed its condolences on this occasion. “BCCI expresses its profound grief at the passing away of Dattajirao Gaekwad, former India captain and India’s oldest Test cricketer. He played in 11 Tests and led the team during India’s Tour of England in 1959. Under his captaincy, Baroda also won the Ranji Trophy in the 1957-58 season, beating Services in the final. The Board expresses its heartfelt condolences to Gaekwad’s family, friends, and admirers,” it mentioned in a post on the microblogging site X (formerly known as Twitter). 

Dattajirao Gaekwad had scored 350 runs in the 11 international tests he played at an average of 18.4. This included one half century which came against West Indies in Delhi in 1959.

India’s oldest cricketer Dattajirao Gaekwad passes away at the age of 95

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    Dattajirao was in an ICU in Baroda for the last 12 days

    Baroda won the Ranji Trophy in the 1957-58 season under his captaincy

    He scored 350 runs in the 11 international tests he played

Former Indian test captain Dattajirao Gaekwad passed away at the age of 95 due to ailments related to old age. He was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital in Baroda for the last 12 days. He breathed his last in the early hours of 13th February. 

He was the oldest cricketer to have played test cricket for India at the time of his death. The Board of Control for Cricket in India expressed its condolences on this occasion. “BCCI expresses its profound grief at the passing away of Dattajirao Gaekwad, former India captain and India’s oldest Test cricketer. He played in 11 Tests and led the team during India’s Tour of England in 1959. Under his captaincy, Baroda also won the Ranji Trophy in the 1957-58 season, beating Services in the final. The Board expresses its heartfelt condolences to Gaekwad’s family, friends, and admirers,” it mentioned in a post on the microblogging site X (formerly known as Twitter). 

Dattajirao Gaekwad had scored 350 runs in the 11 international tests he played at an average of 18.4. This included one half century which came against West Indies in Delhi in 1959.

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