B. K. Garudachar, Indian cricket player, Died at 99

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B. K. Garudachar was born on January 13, 1917, and died on February 26, 2016.

He was an Indian cricketer.

He played for several teams in Indian domestic cricket.

Garudachar was a right-arm leg spin bowler.

He batted right-handed.

Garudachar made his first-class debut in November 1935, playing for Mysore against Madras in the 1935–36 edition of the Ranji Trophy.

B.K. made frequently Ranji Trophy appearances over the following decade, primarily for Mysore, but also for the United Provinces and Bombay.

He was amongst the team playing for the United Provinces with Central India in January 1940, he took 6/30 and 4/59, giving him a maiden first-class ten-wicket haul.

Whilst with Mysore in the 1941–42 Ranji Trophy, B. K took 34 wickets from just four matches, finishing as the competition’s leading wicket-taker and helping the team to its only appearance in the tournament final.

B. K. Garudachar other season included figures of 6/46 and 5/78 against Hyderabad, 6/56 and 8/99 against Madras, and 5/68 against Bengal.

When he played as a batsman, his highest score (and only era) came for Mysore against Holkar in the 1945–46 Ranji Trophy and he was captain of the team.

Following his time with Holkar, he scored 912/8 in its first innings (with five individual centuries), Mysore were bowled out for 190 and made to follow on.

B. K. Garudachar took figures of 4/301 from 69 overs as a bowler, then made 164 runs in just over four hours, helping his team to 509/6 at the end of the final day.

B. K. Garudachar last game at that level was in October 1950 when he appeared at the Cricket Club of India against a touring Commonwealth XI.

Following his retiring from playing, B.K. remained involved with the Mysore State Cricket Association (later known as the Karnataka State Cricket Association) in administrative roles.

B. K. Garudachar worked as an engineer, having graduated from the Benares Engineering College.

B. K. Garudachar passed away at 99 yrs old.

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