BREAKING: Former Indian Captain Ajit Wadekar Passes Away


Mumbai: Ajit Laxman Wadekar passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77 years. He was a former international cricketer who played for India between 1966 and 1974.

President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted to offer his condolences:

The “agressive batsman” as he was called, made his first-class debut in 1958. Then he made his debut in international cricket in 1966. He was ranked at number three and became one of the finest slip fielders.

Ajit Wadekar was the captain of the Indian cricket team and under his leadership, the team won the series in England and West Indies.

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The former captain was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1967 and Padmashri in 1972 by the Indian government. Padmashri is India’s fourth highest civilian honour.