Anshuman Gaekwad: Life History, Family, Career

Anshuman Gaekwad is a former Indian gusty right handed batsman, known for outstanding courage on the field. He coached Indian National Team for the first time in October 1997, till September 1999 and again in 2000 from August to October after taking the charge from Kapil Dev.

Quick Information

Full Name Anshuman Dattajirao Gaekwad
Date of Birth 23 September 1952
Nick Name The Great Wall
Father’s Name Dattajirao Krishnarao Gaekwad
Son’s Name Shatrunjay Anshuman Gaekwad
Batting Style Right-handed Batsman
Bowling Style Right-arm off-break
Test Debut Kolkata (27th December, 1974) Vs. West Indies
Last Test Kolkata (31st December, 1984) Vs. England
ODI Debut Lords (June 7, 1975) vs. England
Last ODI Guwahati (23rd December, 1987) Vs. West Indies


Career Statistics

Competition Tests ODI
Matches 40 15
Runs Scored 1985 269
Batting Average 30.07 20.69
100s/50s 2/10 0/1
Top Score 201 78
Balls Bowled 55.4 8
Wickets 2 1
Bowling Average 93.50 39.00

Royal Family

Anshuman Gaekwad is distantly related to The Gaekwad Dynasty of Baroda. The Gaekward dynasty has always been a patron of cricket.

School of Cricket

Anshuman Gaekwad School of Cricket was established in Vadodara, Gujarat. It is a cricket coaching school for budding cricketers who aspire to play cricket at all levels. (7)


Anshuman Gaekwad scored an outstanding double century against Pakistan at Jalandhar in 1982-83. He scored 201 runs in 671 minutes, which shows his perseverance on the field.

Author: Akash

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