Former Indian cricket team captain Ajit Wadekar died at the age of 77 in Mumbai after a prolonged battle with cancer. The left-hander was well known for leading the side to Test victories over West Indies and England on foreign soil in the 1970s.
Under Wadekar’s captaincy, India won over five matches in the West Indies in the early 1970s, and then defeated England in a three-match series. He led India to a third successive series victory, beating England cricket team once again – this time, 2–1 in a five-match series in 1972–73.
After his retirement, Wadekar also served as the manager of the Indian cricket team in the 1990s, alongside captain Mohammad Azharuddin. He was one of the few Indian cricketers to represent the country as Test player, captain, coach/manager and the chairman of selectors.