India news December 17, 2013

Former India batsman Madhusudan Rege dies

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former India Test cricketer Madhusudan Rege, who played one Test for India in 1949, died on Monday aged 89.

The right-handed opening batsman made 15 and 0 in his only Test, against West Indies in Madras. He played 39 first-class games, including 22 for Maharashtra, between 1944 and 1955, scoring 2348 runs at an average of 37.26 with six centuries and 12 fifties. Two of those centuries came in a losing cause against Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy semi-final in March 1949, when Rege followed a first-innings knock of 133 with 100 chasing a mammoth total of 959. Maharashtra fell short by 354 runs, in spite of Rege's innings and a ton from Sharad Deodhar.

Rege's offspin bowling fetched him 33 wickets at an average of 42.96, which included a sole five-for.

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  • ultra on December 17, 2013, 10:27 GMT

    R.I.P Madhusudan Rege

  • srikanthan on December 17, 2013, 8:35 GMT


    You can blame BCCI of various inefficiencies but not paying the past heroes can not be one of that. They had paid based on the no of test paid some lumpsum as well as some kind of a monthly retirement amount. Quite a lot of ex players were quite thrilled. It may be another debate whether it is sufficeint but on the face of it atleast the players were happy.

  • nabeel on December 17, 2013, 6:49 GMT

    I have heard his name only today. May the departed soul rest in peace. BCCI did you have anything for the un-sung HEROES of the past?

    Sachin!!! Please step ahead and make your presence felt by getting BCCI to contribute financially to the betterment of our past hero's.

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