Anshuman Gaekwad turns 70: Mohinder Amarnath, Dilip Vengsarkar, Roger Binny join celebrations in Vadodara

Former India batter and coach Anshuman Gaekwad had a memorable seventieth birthday as six of his contemporaries flew all the way down to rejoice the event at his Vadodara residence on September 23.

Mohinder Amarnath, Dilip Vengsarkar, Karsan Ghavri, Yajurvindra Singh, Bharath Reddy and Roger Binny took half within the two-day celebrations and reminisced nostalgic tales from the previous.

Gaekwad instructed The Indian Express: “It was fantastic to satisfy all of them I hold assembly Karsan and Dilip as they’re nearer, in Mumbai, however I met the others after eight years or extra ,We stayed at dwelling over lunch and dinner and lunch and dinner. It was so particular that all of them deliberate this go to and flew down from totally different cities.”

Gaekwad added that two different associates Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri couldn’t make it resulting from private {and professional} occasions. “We missed Sunny (Gavaskar) and Ravi. It was Gavaskars’ anniversary on the identical day and Ravi was busy with commentary in a match. The remainder of us conversed about cricket and life It was certainly a really particular celebration,” mentioned Gaekwad.

Anshuman Gaekwad performed 40 Exams and 15 ODIs for India in a profession spanning from 1971 to 1987.

He was an stubborn opener identified for his endurance. He has two Take a look at centuries to his identify, together with a well-known 201 towards Pakistan for which he batted 671 minutes. It was then the slowest first-class double century. He performed for Baroda within the home circuit and has over 12,000 first-class runs to his identify, together with 34 centuries.

Gaekwad coached the Indian males’s group over two stints, the primary a profitable interval between October 1997 and September 1999 when India beat Australia at dwelling in Exams and received a number of ODI tournaments.


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