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Former Indian Test cricketer Datta Gaekwad passed away today at 95, leaving behind a rich legacy. Hailed as India’s oldest living Test player, he represented the nation in 11 matches between 1952 and 1961. Known for his elegant strokeplay and leadership, Gaekwad also captained Baroda to a Ranji Trophy win.
Post-retirement, he spent his life helping several young cricketers hone their skills and his son, Anshuman, went on to play for India in 55 games. A true stalwart, Datta Gaekwad’s legacy will continue to serve as an inspiration for many a budding cricketer.
Here, we look at the 5 oldest living Test cricketers as of now:
C.D. Gopinath represented India in 8 Test matches, scoring 242 runs with the help of one half-century. However, his first-class record was way better and he was one of the most prolific run-scorers during his time. He has a run-tally of 4259 runs in the arena including 9 tons and 23 fifties. Known as a dashing stroke player, he couldn’t play too many games owing to his work commitments. Post his retirement, he served as the Chairman of the national selection panel and was also the Indian team’s manager during an England tour.