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Palwankar Baloo

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Bio/Wiki
Full NameBabaji Palwankar Baloo
ProfessionCricketer (Bowler)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 180 cm
in meters– 1.80 m
in feet inches– 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
DebutOn 8 February 1906 Hindus v Europeans (First Class)
Team(s)Hindus (1905-1921), Maharaja of Patiala’s All India Team
Bowling StyleLeft-arm orthodox spin
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 March 1876
BirthplaceDharwad, Karnataka, India
Date of Death4 July 1955
Place of DeathBombay (Mumbai), India
Age (at the time of death)79
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
NationalityIndian
HometownPoona (Pune), Maharashtra
SchoolNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
ReligionHinduism

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Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseName Not Known
ChildrenSon– YB Palwankar
Daughter– None
ParentsNames Not Known
SiblingsBrothers
• Babaji Palwankar Shivram (Cricketer)
• Palwankar Ganpat (Cricketer)
• Palwankar Vithal (Cricketer)

Sister– None

 

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Palwankar Baloo

  • His family name Palwankar comes from his native village Palwan.
  • His father worked in the army, and he either worked as a sepoy in the 112th Infantry Regiment or worked in an ammunition factory in Kirkee.
  • He got his first job of tending the pitch at a cricket club for Parsis in Pune (then Poona). He earned ₹3 a month.
  • In 1892, he moved to the cricket club for Europeans, The Poona Club, where he erected the practice nets, rolled and swept the pitch and occasionally marked the tennis courts.

     

    Palwankar Baloo with his team at the Poona Gym

  • Mr. Tross, one of the Europeans, encouraged him to bowl at the nets. His slow-left-arm bowling impressed many, Captain J.G. Greig, in particular. It is believed that Grieg used to give him eight annas every time Baloo dismissed him.
  • He bowled a lot in the nets but was never given the opportunity to bat as at the time batting was considered as preserved for the aristocratic class.

Palwankar Baloo

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