Anshuman Gaekwad was a right handed batsman and right arm offbreak bowler who played for the Indian cricket team.
Gaekwad was also called as the ‘great wall.’ The reason was that when the West Indian pace bowlers dominated world cricket, he had a defensive mindset against them. His highest score in Test matches was 201, which was scored against Pakistan in 1982-83 at Jalandhar. These runs were scored in 671 minutes and are an evidence of his concentration and patient style as a batsman. During the 1975-76 Test match against the West Indies which was known as the Jamaica bloodbath, Gaekwad stood bravely in front of the West Indian bowlers and scored 81 valuable runs. He has several bruises and his ear drums were punctured by a bouncer from Michael Holding.
Gaekwad played in 40 Test matches in which he scored 1985 runs at a batting average of 30.07. He has hit 2 centuries and 10 half centuries with the top score of 201. He has bowled 55.4 overs and has taken 2 wickets at a bowling average of 93.50. He has taken 15 catches. He has played in 15 One day Internationals and has scored 269 runs at a batting average of 20.69. He has hit 1 fifty and has a top score of 78. He has bowled 8 overs and has taken 1 wicket at a bowling average of 39. He has taken 6 catches.