BK Garudachar, India's oldest first-class cricketer, died

Feb 28, 2016 08:00 IST

India's oldest first-class cricketer BK Garudachar, who represented Mysore (as Karnataka was called till 1974), United Province and Bombay, died on 26 February 2016 in Bangalore. He was 99.

A right-hand batsman and a leg-break bowler, Garudachar made 1126 runs at an average of 29.63 from 27 matches in first-class cricket between 1935 and 1946.

Born on 13 January 1917 at Chikamagalur in Karnataka, Garudachar started playing for Mysore before representing United Province and Bombay in the 1940s. He graduated in engineering from the Benares University.

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