Former India cricketer Ajit Wadekar passed away at 77
Former India cricketer Ajit Wadekar passed away in Mumbai yesterday at the age of 77 years. He had been ill for quite some time.
Wadekar was the captain of the Indian team that won the first ever Test series in England and West Indies. During his career, he played 37 Tests for India, making his debut in 1966 against the West Indies.
He was also part of the Indian team that played it’s first-ever ODI match in 1974.
He was also a selector and served as the coach-cum-manager of the Indian side from 1992-93 to the 1996 World Cup.
Wadekar was honoured by the Indian government with the Padma Shri in 1972.
Several cricketers have expressed their condolences on social media over the passing away of Ajit Wadekar.