New Delhi: Former Indian cricket team captain Ajit Wadekar passed away on Wednesday night after suffering from prolonged illness in Mumbai. He was 77 years old.
Wadekar had represented India in 37 Test matches from 1966 and 1974. He had made his first-class debut in 1958, before making his foray into international cricket in 1966.He had also been considered as one of the finest fielders.
The Union Government had honoured him with the Arjuna Award (1967) and Padmashri (1972), India's fourth highest civilian honour. (UNI)