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Former India captain and the team's oldest Test cricketer Dattajirao Gaikwad breathed his last at the age of 95. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gave this information by tweeting on Tuesday. He breathed his last at the age of 95 years and 109 days.
Dattajirao became India's oldest Test cricketer in 2016. Before him, Deepak Shodhan was the oldest Test cricketer of India. Then Shodhan died at the age of 87 in Ahmedabad.
Under the captaincy of Dattajirao Gaekwad, Baroda also won the Ranji Trophy by defeating Services in the final in the 1957–58 season.
Played 11 tests for India
Dattajirao played 11 Tests for India between 1952 and 1961. He was also the captain of Team India on the England tour in 1959.
This right-handed batsman made his debut in 1952 against England in Leeds. He played his last international match in 1961 against Pakistan in Chennai.
BCCI expressed grief over the demise of Dattajirao
BCCI expressed grief over the demise of Dattajirao. BCCI wrote in the tweet, he played 11 Tests and led the team during India's tour of England in 1959. Under his captaincy, Baroda also won the Ranji Trophy by defeating Services in the final in the 1957–58 season. The Board expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fans of Gaikwad.