Former Indian Test Captain Ajit Wadekar passed away at the age of 77 on Wednesday.
He was the harbinger of change im the Indian Cricketing Scenario, when under his leadership India won not one but 2 away test series against West Indies and England in 1971. It is becoming impossible to win an away test series even now, but at that time, it was the stuff of legends. He was a shrewd tactician and a player who had worked himself down to the bones in Bombay grounds to become the captain. Later on, he was the first ever Indian Team Manager from 1992 - 96. It was under his tenure, that Sachin Tendulkar was established as an ODI Opener and also India became a formidable ODI side. Truly an iconic member of Indian Cricketing World. R.I.P Ajit Wadekar. #ajitwadekar#indiancricket#engvsind#indvseng#westindies#1971#test#captain#sachintendulkar#viratkohli#indianteam#cricket#r.i.p