Remembering Wadekar: Friends & Family Share Memories of Cricketer
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From Madhav Apte to Vinod Kambli, a host of cricketers paid their tribute to former India skipper Ajit Wadekar and recalled his contribution to the game, at the condolence meet organised by the BCCI in Mumbai on 29 August.
Wadekar, who passed away at the age of 77 on 15 August, had led India to their first Test series win in both West Indies and England in 1971.
It wasn’t just the cricketers. Wadekar’s wife Rekha Wadekar, son Prasad Wadekar and brother Ashok Wadekar were present at the event too and paid their tribute as they talked about his life outside the cricket field.
Ashok Wadekar talked about how his brother would balance his professional and personal life.
Video messages by other legendary cricketers such as Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Sanjay Manjrekar, former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin and others were played, where they remembered the former captain.
(With inputs from PTI)
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