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Ajit Wadekar 1941-2018

Gavaskar: For me, Wadekar was always 'captain'

Aug 16, 2018: Former India batsman pays tribute to Wadekar, following his death due to a prolonged illness in Mumbai on Wednesday

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Ajit Wadekar 1941-2018

The accidental captain who emerged shining

Aug 16, 2018: Wadekar was appointed to the role of India captain on a whim, and rewarded the faith placed in him with two iconic series wins

Suresh Menon

Ajit Wadekar 1941-2018

'A father figure and a shrewd tactician'

Aug 15, 2018: The cricketing fraternity reacts to the death of former India captain Ajit Wadekar

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Ajit Wadekar 1941-2018

Former India captain Ajit Wadekar dies aged 77

Aug 15, 2018: Wadekar is best known for leading India to historic series wins in the West Indies and England in 1971

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Anil Kumble resigns

A short history of India's coaches

Jun 21, 2017: Following Anil Kumble's resignation as India coach, ESPNcricinfo looks back at how his predecessors fared

Srinath Sripath

'We did not drop a single catch in 1971'

Dec 25, 2014: Former India captain Ajit Wadekar recalls the dream tours of West Indies and England, coaching India, and talks about what it takes to be a good catcher

Interview by Subash Jayaraman

Mumbai news

Neglected MCA academy has no support staff

Feb 25, 2012: The Mumbai Cricket Association's academy has been virtually shut for the last seven months because of a lack of support staff, the chairman of the committee that oversees the academy has claimed

Tariq Engineer

TN v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Chennai

When seven finals in 10 years wasn't enough

Jan 22, 2012: Rajasthan ran into Bombay seven times in the Ranji Trophy final, and the title continued to elude them

Abhishek Purohit

India news

Wadekar to get BCCI lifetime achievement award

Nov 22, 2011: Ajit Wadekar, the former India captain, will be the recipient of the BCCI's CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award

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India's day of glory

Aug 13, 2011: India came to England in 1971 with a record of no wins and 15 defeats in their 19 Tests... but all that changed at The Oval

Martin Williamson

India News

'They can get things done' - Vengsarkar

Nov 21, 2010: Dilip Vengsarkar and Ajit Wadekar believe Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath and Venkatesh Prasad can help Karnataka cricket in their new roles in the state association

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Indian Cricket League

Madan Lal applies for ICL release

May 13, 2009: Madan Lal has applied for a release from the ICL in what is the first officially known response from the unauthorised league's players and support staff to the BCCI's recent amnesty offer

Ajay S Shankar and Nagraj Gollapudi

Ajit Wadekar

Shoe byte

Sep 25, 2008: When Sir Garry Sobers helped a young Indian lad kickstart his career

India in Sri Lanka 2008

'India were caught napping on Mendis' - Wadekar

Sep 10, 2008: Ajit Wadekar, the former India captain, said the team was not prepared to face Ajantha Mendis in the recently concluded Test series, which they lost 2-1

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

ICL announces four-member umpires' panel

Ajit Wadekar joins ICL as match referee

Nov 22, 2007: Ajit Wadekar, the former India captain, has joined the Indian Cricket League (ICL) and has been appointed match referee along with Erapalli Prasanna, his former team-mate

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Cricketers react to India's win in England

'Message is clear - we can win anywhere'

Aug 14, 2007: Nagraj Gollapudi speaks to current and former cricketers on just how significant India's series win in England is

Nagraj Gollapudi

India's tour from hell

Jul 21, 2007: India's wretched series against England in 1974, a Test whitewash, internal rows, a slighted high commissioner, and an opener in court

Martin Williamson

Communication gap the main problem with foreign coaches

An Indian coach would be better - Wadekar

Jun 3, 2007: Former Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar feels that an Indian coach would be better suited for the requirements of the Indian team

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Former captain eyeing ODI recall

'If I am asked to open, then I will do so' - Ganguly

Jan 9, 2007: Sourav Ganguly is eyeing a recall into the ODI team and has reiterated his willingness to open the batting

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Ajit Wadekar

Serenity at its cold-blooded best

Aug 9, 2006:

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