Shri Tushar Bhalchandra Arothe
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Former Indian Cricketer
Biography: Tushar Bhalchandra Arothe (born 17 September 1966). He was the first player and is one of the two players to have appeared in more than 100 matches for Baroda. He became a cricket coach soon after his retirement.
Arothe played as an all-rounder who batted left-handed and bowled right-arm off break. He appeared in 114 first-class and 51 List A matches in a career that spanned 18 years between 1985/85 and 2003/04.
He also captained Baroda in several matches and made appearances for the West Zone cricket team. He was the first player to play more than 100 matches for Baroda. With 107 appearances Arothe is second on the list of most appearances for Baroda, only one less than Connor Williams.
After his playing career, Arothe turned to coaching. He was appointed Baroda's assistant coach in 2004/05, as Baroda under-15 coach in 2005/06 and then as under-19 coach in 2006/07. From 2008 he worked for two years as coach of the Baroda women's team.
He resigned from Baroda Cricket Association in 2010, after receiving an offer from Tripura Cricket Association. He worked as the coach of Chhattisgarh cricket team before getting appointed as the coach of the India national women's cricket team in 2013.
He then returned to coach Baroda again in 2014, but resigned from the position in December 2015. His son Rishi Arothe is also a first-class cricketer who plays for Baroda.