Former Indian Cricket Team captain Ajit Wadekar, 77, died fighting prolonged illness at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
“Wadekar was declared dead on arrival at Jaslok Hopital and Research Center. He had been critically unwell for some time and was seeking treatment for the same,” said the hospital official statement.
The left-hander Wasekar who made his Test debut in 1966 against West Indies, is well known for India’s historic victories against West Indies and England under his captainship in 1971.
During his eight-year career, Waskar scored 2113 runs including 14 fifties and a century in the total played 37 Test matches.