Baloo Gupte

30 Aug 1934
5 Jul 2005
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Balkrishna Pandharinath ‘Baloo’ Gupte About this sound pronunciation (help·info) (30 August 1934 – 5 July 2005) was an Indian cricketer. He was a leg-spinner.

Gupte was born in Bombay, India. He made his debut under Nari Contractor in 1960-61 against Pakistan led by Fazal Mahmood at the Corporation Stadium in Madras (now Chennai). He played three Tests for India between 1960–61 and 1964-65. His first class career spanned 1953-53 to 1967-68 playing for Bombay, Bengal and Railways. He died in Bombay on 5 July 2005, after a lengthy illness, aged 70.

He was the younger brother of Subhash Gupte, one of the finest spinners to play for India.

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