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Former Indian cricket team captain Ajit Wadekar dies

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Former Indian cricket team captain Ajit Wadekar dies

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Aug 2018, 11:48 pm

Mumbai, Aug 15 (IBNS): Former Indian cricket team captain Ajit Wadekar passed away on Wednesday here.

He was 77.

"Mr. Ajit Wadekar was declared dead on arrival at Jaslok Hos Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre.  He had been critically unwell for sometime and was seeking treatment for the same" the statement by the hospital said.

Wadekar, who was suffering from a prolonged illness, passed away at Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital.

PM Modi tweeted his condolence saying; "Ajit Wadekar will be remembered for his rich contribution to Indian cricket. A great batsman & wonderful captain, he led our team to some of the most memorable victories in our cricketing history. He was also respected as an effective cricket administrator. Pained by his demise."

Born in Mumbai, Wadekar made his debut in international cricket in 1966.

He played 37 international Test matches and two One Day Internationals (ODIs) in his career.

Wadekar was the first Indian captain to achieve overseas wins against West Indies and England in 1971.

He also became the manager of the Indian cricket team in 1990s.

Former Indian cricket team captain Ajit Wadekar dies

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