Ajit Wadekar Biography,Age,Family,Cricket Career and Records

Ajit Laxman Wadekar  was an Indian international cricketer who played for the Indian national team between 1966 and 1974. Ajit Wadekar born on 1 April 1941  and he died on 15 August 2018 at the age of 77 years.He made his first-class debut in 1958, and international debut in 1966.

Ajit Wadekar Batting Style Left-handed batsman
Ajit Wadekar Bowling  Style Left-arm medium, Slow left-arm orthodox

Ajit Wadekar also captained the Indian cricket team which won historical series in the West Indies and England in 1971.He was honoured with  Arjuna Award (1967) and Padmashri (1972) by Govt. of India.His First and Last played matches are as shown below.

Test Debut 13 December 1966 v West Indies
Last Test 4 July 1974 v England
ODI Debut 13 July 1974 v England
Last ODI 15 July 1974 v England

Ajit Wadekar Biography

Ajit Wadekar was born on 1 April 1941 in Bombay,India.

Ajit Wadekar father wanted him to study mathematics and become engineer but he was interested in playing Cricket.

Ajit Wadekar Wife name is Rekha Wadekar.

Ajit Wadekar Biography

Ajit Wadekar Early Cricket Career

He made his first-class debut for Bombay in 1958–59.

He made his International debut in in Test in December 1966, against the West Indies at the Brabourne Stadium in Bombay.

He played 37 Test matches for India scoring 2113 runs, which includes 1 Century and 14 half century.

He played 2 ODI for India scoring 73 runs which includes 1 half century.

Wadekar was also a very sharp slip fielder.

Ajit Wadekar Captaincy

Ajit was made the Captain of the Indian cricket team in 1971, leading a side that included players like Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Viswanath.

The left-handed batsman Wadekar will always be remembered for India Historic Test Series Win over England and West Indies in 1971, under his captaincy.

Wadekar continued to be the captain of the Indian team that toured England in 1974. He represented India in its first ever One Day International (ODI) game during that tour.

Ajit Wadekar Retirement

After a dismal performance of Indian Cricket Team in 1974, against England he just played one more first class match and took retirement from all form of cricket.

Wadekar also served as the manager of the Indian cricket team in the 1990s, alongside captain Mohammad Azharuddin.

Ajit Wadekar Awards and Honours

 He was awarded the CK Nayudu Lifetime achievement award for his contribution to Indian cricket. 

He was honoured with  Arjuna Award (1967) and Padmashri (1972) by Govt. of India, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.

Ajit Wadekar biography

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