Ghanshyamsinhji Daulatsinhji Jhala

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Personal information
Full name Ghanshyamsinhji Daulatsinhji
Born 23 October 1902
Limbdi Palace, Limbdi State,
British India
Died 10 November 1964
Bhavnagar, Gujarat,
Batting style Right-handed
Relations Maharajah of Porbandar (brother-in-law)
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 19
Runs scored 505
Batting average 17.41
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 57
Catches/stumpings 11/-
Source: CricketArchive, 20 March 2014
The 1932 Indian Test Cricket team that toured England. Maharaja of Porbandar, H.H. Natwarsinhji Bhavsinhji (captain), seated 3rd from right with Shri K. S. Limbdi (Vice-captain) sitting on his right and C. K. Nayudu sitting on his left.

Kumar Shri Ghanshyamsinhji Daulatsinhji Jhala of Limbdi (23 October 1902 – 10 November 1964), often known as K. S. Limbdi during his cricket career, was an Indian nobleman and first-class cricketer. He was a cousin of England Test batsman Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji and brother-in-law of Natwarsinhji Bhavsinhji, the Jethwa ruler of the Princely State of Porbandar.[1][2]

Ghanshyamsinhji learnt his cricket at The Leys in Cambridge. He played a few games in India but missed history when he failed to make the playing eleven during India's Test debut. A back injury contributed to his absence. He led Western India to a Ranji Trophy victory, at the age of 40.[3] He lived in Gujarat and played his cricket for Western India. Due to his royal connections he was vice-captain of India's tour of England in 1932, but in 11 matches he made only 154 runs at an average of 9.62.[4]

His highest score was 57, in 1931-32, playing for his own team, KS Ghanshyamsinhji of Limbdi's XII, against Maharaj Kumar of Vizianagram's XI, in a trial match for the 1932 tour.[5]

He was second child of the ruler of the Princely State of Limbdi, Col. HH Thakur Sahib Shri Sir Daulatsinhji Jashwantsinhji (1907-1940). Being a prince, he was also known by K.S. Limbdi (Kumar Shri Limbdi).[2]


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