Ajit Wadekar      

Full name Ajit Laxman Wadekar

Born April 1, 1941, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Died August 15, 2018, Mumbai, Maharashtra (aged 77 years 136 days)

Major teams India, Mumbai

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium, Slow left-arm orthodox

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Ajit Laxman Wadekar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 37 71 3 2113 143 31.07 1 14 2 46 0
ODIs Insights on odi 2 2 0 73 67 36.50 90 81.11 0 1 11 0 1 0
First-class 237 360 33 15380 323 47.03 36 84 271 0
List A 5 4 1 193 87 64.33 0 2 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 37 7 61 55 0 - - - 5.40 - 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 237 1622 908 21 2/0 43.23 3.35 77.2 0 0
List A 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Mumbai (BS), Dec 13-18, 1966 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Birmingham, Jul 4-8, 1974 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at Leeds, Jul 13, 1974 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at The Oval, Jul 15-16, 1974 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1958/59 - 1974/75
List A span 1973/74 - 1974
Profile

An aggressive left-hand batsman who became slightly bogged down by responsibility, 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, despite a string of big scores around the domestic circuit. But he took little time to establish himself in the Indian team and was a tower of strength to the Indian batting for seven years, playing scintillating or valuable knocks depending upon the state of the game. He was one of the best No. 3 batsmen in the history of Indian cricket and one of the finest slip fielders.

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Aug 17, 2018

A truck carrying the body of Ajit Wadekar makes its way to a crematorium in Mumbai, August 17, 2018

A truck carrying the body of Ajit Wadekar makes its way to a crematorium in Mumbai

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Aug 17, 2018

Relatives and friends carry the body of Ajit Wadekar to a crematorium in Mumbai, August 17, 2018

Relatives and friends carry the body of Ajit Wadekar to a crematorium in Mumbai

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Aug 16, 2018

Members of the Indian team on tour in England observe a minute's silence in memory of Ajit Wadekar before their training session, August 16, 2018

Members of the Indian team on tour in England observe a minute's silence in memory of Ajit Wadekar before their training session

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