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Indian team pay tribute to Ajit Wadekar

ANI | Updated: Aug 16, 2018 19:26 IST

Nottingham (London) [UK], August 16 (ANI): Indian cricket team observed two minutes of silence in Nottingham for the former cricketer and coach Ajit Wadekar, who passed away last night in Mumbai.
The silence was observed during the practice hours of the Kohli-led side ahead of the third Test of the ongoing five-match series against England.
Earlier, people from cricket fraternity like Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, and Ravi Shastri took to Twitter to mourn the demise of the cricketing giant.
Wadekar, who was considered as India's finest slip fielders and an aggressive left-hander, appeared in a total of 37 Tests and amassed 2,113 runs at an average of 31.07. He scored his sole century against New Zealand in 1968.
Born in Bombay, Wadekar made his first-class debut in 1958, while he played his first Test match against the West Indies in 1966.
In 1967, the Government of India bestowed Wadekar with the Arjuna Award. He also received the Padma Shri Award, the country's fourth highest civilian honour, in 1972.
Wadekar also served as the manager of the Indian cricket team in the 1990s, along with the then captain of the national team, Mohammad Azharuddin.
Meanwhile, India, who are trailing the five-match series 0-2, are slated to play their third Test against England from August 18. (ANI)

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