Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar dies at 77

Nation Next Newsroom | Aug 15, 2018 23:23

Ajit Wadekar

Former Indian cricket team captain Ajit Wadekar passed away tonight at the age of 77 in Mumbai after suffering from prolonged illness.

Wadekar, who was rated as one of the world’s finest batsmen, was also considered to be an excellent human being. Wadekar’s biggest achievement was when he took India to a series win against West Indies and England in the year 1971. The late skipper, who made his first-class debut in the year 1958-59, had to wait for eight long years before representing India despite splendid performances within the country.

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