Remembering Ajit Wadekar: The man who captained India to historic win in England

Aug 16, 2018, 14:00 IST
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Ajit Wadekar was an Indian cricketer who played for the Indian national team between 1966 and 1974. Described as an "aggressive batsman" and "the original captain cool", Wadekar made his first-class debut in 1958, before making his foray into international cricket in 1966. He batted at number three and was considered to be one of the finest slip fielders. Wadekar also captained the Indian cricket team which won series in the West Indies and England in 1971. The Government of India honoured him with the Arjuna Award (1967) and Padmashri (1972), India's fourth highest civilian honour. (in picture: Ajit Wadekar with wife Rekha)

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Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, passed away at the age of 77, on 15th August, 2018 in Mumbai, after a prolonged illness. We have exclusive pictures  that showcase the best moments of the Indian cricketing great, Ajit Wadekar

 

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