Bk Garudachar One of the Oldest Cricketer of India is No More (Download PDF)

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Well-known pre-independence cricketer and skipper Bindiganavile Krishnaswamy Garudachar is passed away in Bengaluru, Karnataka at the age of 99 years. He was the oldest alive Indian first-class cricketer who had represented Mysore, United province and Bombay first class cricket matches.

About BK Garudachar:

  • Born on 13 January 1917 in Chikmagalur, Mysore as Bindiganavile Krishnaswamy Iyengar Garudachar.
  • In the 1930s he had started cricket career.
  • He had made his first-class debut in November 1935 in Ranji Trophy from Mysore against Madras.
  • He was a right-arm leg-spin bowler and hit right-handed and had mostly played for several teams in Indian domestic cricket.
  • During his career between 1935 and 1946 he had made 1,126 runs with an average of 29.63 from 27 matches with 1 century and 7 fifties.
  • He also had taken 100 wickets at an average of 26.20.
  • He was the captain of Mysore team in Ranji Trophy.
  • He had played his last match of career in October 1950 for the Cricket Club of India against a touring Commonwealth XI.
  • Even after his retirement he continues with Mysore State Cricket Association (Now Karnataka State Cricket Association) in administrative roles

- Published/Last Modified on: February 29, 2016

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