Articles about Ajit Wadekar

Ajit Wadekar was an Indian international cricket player, cricket coach, team manager, and the former captain of the Indian cricket team. He was also appointed as the chairman of selectors for the Indian cricket team. He was born on April 1, 1941, in Mumbai. The former left-handed batsman played for India between the years 1966 and 1974. Wadekar was a fierce and aggressive batsman who made his first-class debut in domestic cricket in 1958-59 for Mumbai. He made his international Test debut in 1966 against West Indies. In 1974, he made his ODI debut against England. The number three batsman had played 37 Test matches and 2 ODIs. He is known as one of the few cricketers in the cricket world who has played so many distinctive roles throughout his career. He retired in 1974 after losing the last three matches in the ODI series against England. Wadekar received the Arjuna Award in 1967 and the Padma Shri in 1972. He died on August 15, 2018, at the age of 77 due to prolonged illness.

Top five New Zealand vs India Test matches

20 Feb 2020

Sports
Top five New Zealand vs India Test matches

New Zealand and India are all set to square off in the first of two-Test match series on February 21 at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

Sarfaraz Khan regrets his decision to leave Mumbai in 2015

27 Jan 2020

Sports
Sarfaraz Khan regrets his decision to leave Mumbai in 2015

Middle-order batsman Sarfaraz Khan is on a roll in the ongoing Ranji Trophy.

Ranji Trophy: Sarfaraz Khan slams triple ton, scripts these records

22 Jan 2020

Sports
Ranji Trophy: Sarfaraz Khan slams triple ton, scripts these records

Mumbai's Sarfaraz Khan slammed an unbeaten triple century against Uttar Pradesh in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season.

A look at the best India vs WI Test matches

30 Aug 2019

Sports
A look at the best India vs WI Test matches

The Indian cricket team is gearing up for the second and final Test against West Indies, starting Friday, August 30.

#Thatwas2018: Remembering the Indian gems whom we lost this year

31 Dec 2018

India
#Thatwas2018: Remembering the Indian gems whom we lost this year

This year, we mourned far too many times.

#IndiaInEngland: Why are Indian cricketers wearing black armbands?

18 Aug 2018

Sports
#IndiaInEngland: Why are Indian cricketers wearing black armbands?

The third Test match between England and India is underway at Nottingham with Joe Root putting the visitors to bat first.

Know what Sachin Tendulkar had to say about Ajit Wadekar

17 Aug 2018

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Know what Sachin Tendulkar had to say about Ajit Wadekar

Sachin Tendulkar paid his tribute to former Indian cricketer, Ajit Wadekar, on Friday.

Ajit Wadekar is no more: Facts about the former skipper

16 Aug 2018

Sports
Ajit Wadekar is no more: Facts about the former skipper

Former Indian cricket skipper Ajit Wadekar passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77.

President, PM pay tributes to former cricket captain Ajit Wadekar

16 Aug 2018

India
President, PM pay tributes to former cricket captain Ajit Wadekar

President Ramnath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi joined Indian cricket fraternity in offering tributes to former captain Ajit Wadekar, who died at 77 in Mumbai yesterday after prolonged illness.

#IndiaInEngland: Can Kohli win the series against England?

23 Jul 2018

Sports
#IndiaInEngland: Can Kohli win the series against England?

India led by Virat Kohli will lock horns with England, in a 5-match Test series, from August 1.

Mumbai to host cricket tournament for the physically challenged

23 Mar 2018

India
Mumbai to host cricket tournament for the physically challenged

India's top physically challenged cricketers will be seen in action in the 8th All-India LIC "Divyang" Inter-Zonal Cricket Championship to be held in Mumbai from March 30 to April 1.

Kapil Dev's name added to Legends Club 'Hall of Fame'

18 Jan 2017

Sports
Kapil Dev's name added to Legends Club 'Hall of Fame'

Legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev is the latest addition in the Legends Club's 'Hall of Fame.'