Ajit Wadekar Dies at the age of 77 years


Former Indian cricketer and captain Ajit Wadekar died at the age of 77 years in Mumbai on 15 August 2018.

Wadekar took his last breath in Mumbai’s Jaslok hospital. He was reportedly not feeling well since last many days.

Ajit was born on 1 April 1941 in Mumbai. His father wanted him to become a mathematician but he preferred cricket. He started his cricket career in 1958 but internationally he played his first cricket match in December 1966 against West Indies at the Brabourne Stadium in Bombay. Ajit played cricket between 1966-1974. It was Ajit only, under whom Indian cricket team won its first test series in England. He made the highest score of 204 in the series.

Awards and Honours of Ajit Wadekar

  • Wadekar was awarded with Arjuna award
  • He was honoured with Padmashri award in 1972
  • Wadekar was awarded with CK Nayudu Lifetime achievement award
  • Wadekar was awarded with Sportsperson of the Year award
  • Wadekar was awarded with Castrol Lifetime Achievement award

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