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Full state-honours accorded to Ajit Wadekar

Aug 18, 2018 13:32 IST
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Legendary Indian captain Ajit Wadekar was accorded full state-honours by Maharashtra Government on Friday. Former Indian captain, Ajit Wadekar passed away on Wednesday in Mumbai. Wadekar, who famously led India to a series win in England and West Indies, was battling a prolonged illness and breathed his last at Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital. He is survived by his wife Rekha, two sons and a daughter. Wadekar is regarded as one the finest leaders in Indian cricket who, despite a short playing career, gave India several moments to cherish. He played 37 Tests and two one-day internationals and scored 2,113 runs at an average of 31.07 in Tests which included one century and 14 half-centuries. (HT Correspondent)