Dhruba Das

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Dhruba Ranjan Das

Dhruba Ranjan Das

February 04, 1919, Darjeeling (now Darljiling), Bengal

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Dhruba Ranjan Das, born on February 4, 1919, in Darjeeling, Bengal (now Darjeeling, West Bengal), was a trailblazing figure in Indian cricket during a period when the sport was gaining ground in the country. Hailing from the picturesque hill station, Das's cricketing journey began in the local clubs and fields of Darjeeling.

Das, a right-handed batsman and a handy medium-pace bowler, made a mark with his performances in domestic cricket during the pre-Independence era. His elegant batting style and ability to swing the ball attracted attention, and he soon found himself representing Bengal in the Ranji Trophy.

One of the significant moments in Das's career came during the 1946-47 season when he played a pivotal role in Bengal's successful Ranji Trophy campaign. His consistent run-scoring and crucial wickets played a crucial part in Bengal's triumph, earning him recognition as one of the key contributors to the team's success.

Beyond the statistics, Das was admired for his sportsmanship and leadership qualities. His calm demeanor on the field and the ability to inspire his teammates made him a respected figure in the cricketing circles of his time.

Dhruba Ranjan Das's cricketing journey was also intertwined with the historical context of post-Independence India. He represented the country in a few unofficial Test matches, showcasing his skills at the national level during a period when India was taking its initial steps in international cricket.

Post his playing days, Das remained involved in the cricketing community, imparting his knowledge and experience to the budding cricketers. His legacy lives on, not only in the records he left behind but also in the inspiration he provided to generations of cricketers who followed in his footsteps.

Dhruba Ranjan Das's contributions to Indian cricket serve as a reminder of the rich history and diverse talent that has shaped the sport in the country.


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