Anshuman Gaekwad

Country: India
Born: September 23, 1952, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Opening Batter

Anshuman Gaekwad Bio

Anshuman Dattajirao Gaekwad, nicknamed “Anshu”, was a cricketer from India who played during the 1970s and 1980s. Although his batting style lacked elegance, Gaekwad’s raw courage and immense patience made him a valuable asset to the Indian cricket team.

Born on September 23, 1952, in Baroda, India, Gaekwad displayed his passion for cricket from an early age. He first rose to prominence in domestic cricket playing for Baroda, where he showcased his ability to play against the best fast bowlers of his time. His remarkable performances earned him the opportunity to represent the Indian national team.

One of Gaekwad’s most memorable innings came against Pakistan in 1982-83. In the Test match held in Jalandhar, he showcased his incredible concentration and resilience by batting for a staggering 671 minutes to score his career-best 201 runs. At that time, it was the slowest double-century in first-class cricket, highlighting his unparalleled patience at the crease.

Gaekwad’s bravery and determination were put to the ultimate test during the infamous Jamaica Test in 1975-76. Facing the fearsome pace attack led by West Indies’ Michael Holding, Gaekwad endured a brutal bouncer that struck him on the ear, puncturing his eardrum. In an era without helmets or limitations on bouncers, Gaekwad’s innings of 81 runs during that match demonstrated his unmatched courage and resilience.

Throughout his career, Gaekwad struggled with his scoring range and batting technique. However, he compensated for these limitations with his unwavering commitment and fearlessness against the best fast bowlers in the world. It was these qualities that earned him a spot in the Indian team, showcasing his immense value to his teammates and the cricketing community.

After retiring from his playing career, Gaekwad continued to contribute to Indian cricket in various roles. He became a selector, using his vast knowledge and experience to identify talented players and shape the future of Indian cricket. Additionally, Gaekwad served as the national coach, guiding and mentoring the next generation of cricketers.

Despite not being renowned for his aesthetics or flamboyance on the field, Anshuman Gaekwad’s achievements and contributions to Indian cricket are undeniably notable. He epitomized the values of courage, patience, and determination, setting an example for aspiring cricketers across the nation.

In recognition of his accomplishments, Gaekwad’s legacy lives on in the world of cricket. His exceptional achievements and his ability to overcome adversity have solidified his place in the annals of Indian cricket history. Anshuman Gaekwad will forever be remembered as a true warrior who gave his all for the sport he loved.

Anshuman Gaekwad Career Stats

Anshuman Gaekwad Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 40 70 4 1985 201 30.07 - - 2 10 - 0 15 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 15 14 1 269 78* 20.69 509 52.84 0 1 - - 6 0
FC 206 326 34 12136 225 41.56 - - 34 47 - - 160 0
List A 55 53 4 1601 111* 32.67 - - 2 12 - - 17 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Anshuman Gaekwad Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 40 17 334 187 2 1/4 1/4 93.5 3.35 167 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 15 1 48 39 1 1/39 1/39 39 4.87 48 0 0 0
FC 206 - 10649 4587 143 6/49 - 32.07 2.58 74.4 - 3 0
List A 55 - 537 343 22 4/23 4/23 15.59 3.83 24.4 3 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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