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India’s oldest First class Cricketer passed away

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B K Garudachar the oldest living cricketer of India died at the age of  99. He represented Mysore, United province and Bombay first class cricket matches.

B K GarudacharAbout B K Garudachar :

  • B K Garudachar born on January 13,1917 in Chikamagulur, Karnataka
  • He graduated in engineering from Benares University
  • A Right hand batsman and leg break spin bowler scored 1126 runs in first class matches between 1935 and 1946
  • He had an average of 63 from 27 matches in first class cricket
  • As a bowler he finished his career with 100 wickets which includes three 10 wickets haul and seven 5/4
  • He took 11 wickets for 62 runs against Hyderabad team in 1941-42
  • His maiden century came against Holkar team in Ranji trophy Semi final in 1946
  • He has scored seven fifties
  • He scored 164 in Ranji trophy semi final which gained him special importance
  • He was the captain of Mysore team against Holkar team lead by C.K.Nayudu
  • This match was his last match in first class test cricket