Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar passed away at the age of 77 on Wednesday,
An aggressive left-hand batsman, Ajit Wadekar’s name will forever be linked with 1971 when he led the Indian team to historic triumphs in the West Indies and England.
Wadekar made his first-class debut in 1958-59 but had to wait eight years before playing for India in 1966-67. He played 37 Test matches for India.
He established himself in the Indian team and was a tower of strength to the Indian batting for seven years. He was one of the best No. 3 batsmen in the history of Indian cricket and one of the finest slip fielders.