Demise of The Legend-Ajit Wadekar

August 16, 2018

Ajit Wadekar was an Indian International cricketer who was born on 1 April 1941 and died on 15 August 2018. He played for India between 1966 and 1974. He led the Indian national cricket team to various victories under his captaincy. He was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1967 and Padmashri award in 1972 by the government of India.

The left handed batsman was born in Bombay. He made his cricket debut in 1958 and his international cricket debut in 1966. He was made the captain of Indian cricket team in 1971. He retired from international cricket in 1974.

After retiring he served as the manager of the Indian national cricket team in 1990’s alongside Captain Mohammad Azharuddin. He is one of very few Indian cricketers who served as a player, captain, manager, and the chairman of selectors.

He was declared dead on arrival at the Jaslok Hospital and Research centre. He had been critically unwell and was undergoing treatment for the same. The reason of his death was his prolonged illness.

His fans are mourning his death and many of them took to their twitter handles to pay their tributes.

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