Raghunath Chandorkar, who took part in seven cricket matches in the first-class circuit for Mahrashtra and Bombay turned 100 years old on Saturday and became the third Indian cricketer ever to score a century in terms of age attained.
Chandorkar was born in Karjat in 1920 and played for Maharashtra from 1943 to 1947. He then turned up for Bombay following India’s independence in 1950. He was a wicket-keeper batsman who scored 155 runs in total. He also took two catches and effected two stumpings. Peculiarly, he also took two wickets.
Chandorkar becomes third Indian cricketer to live past 100
By turning 100, Chandorkar joined a list of Indian cricketers who have lived past 100 which has just three individuals. The other two Indian cricketers who have turned 100 are Prof. DB Deodhar (1892-1993) and Vasant Raiji (1920-2020).
Apart from India, the world’s oldest living cricketer at present is Alan Burgess of New Zealand who was born in May, 1920. He featured in 14 matches for Canterbury and scored 466 runs while picking up 16 wickets.