Free Press Journal
  • Sitting stand in Wankhede stadium be named after Ajit Wadekar: Shiv Sena MP

    MUMBAI: A Shiv Sena MP has demanded that a sitting stand in Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium be named after late cricket icon Ajit Wadekar. In a letter addressed to honorary secretary of the Mumbai Cricket Association, MP Rahul Shewale said Wadekar had made the country as well as Mumbai proud as Indian captain.

  • Sachin terms Wadekar’s demise as personal loss

    Mumbai : Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday paid rich tributes to Ajit Wadekar and said the demise of the former India captain was an “irreparable and personal loss” for him. Wadekar passed away at a South Mumbai hospital on August 15 at the age of 77 after prolonged illness.

  • See Pics: Former India captain Ajit Wadekar laid to rest at Shivaji Park in Mumbai

    Former Indian Test captain Ajit Wadekar’s funeral took place at Shivaji Park, in Mumbai today. Wadekar was 77 years old when he died on Monday and wishes have been pouring in since.  Wadekar had passed away at a South Mumbai hospital. Sachin Tendulkar today paid rich tributes to Ajit Wadekar and said the demise of the former India captain was an “irreparable and personal loss” for him.

  • My captain no more, but will always be with me: Sunil Gavaskar

    New Delhi : ‘Sunil, sorry, he is no more’. Those devastating words conveyed to me that ‘my captain’ Ajit Wadekar had passed away. Just a little while earlier, I was trying to help put him in the car to rush him to the hospital since the ambulance was going to take another 15 minutes to arrive and even then it looked like it was a hopeless battle.

  • BCCI condoles demise of Ajit Wadekar

    New Delhi : The BCCI on Thursday condoled the demise of former captain Ajit Wadekar, calling him the “renaissance man” of Indian cricket whose departure has left a big void. Wadekar, who led India to their first overseas Test series wins in England and the West Indies, passed away Wednesday night after prolonged illness. He was 77. Wadekar is survived by his wife Rekha, two sons and a daughter.

  • Ajit Wadekar Passes Away: Team India pays tribute to former captain in England

    After the demise of former captain Ajit Wadekar the whole Indian team paid tribute to him in Nottingham. Wadekar was 77 years old when he died on Monday and wishes have been pouring in since. Earlier today BCCI tweeted a photo of Indian team, holding a two-minute silence to condole Ajit’s death. Indian team is in Nottinghamshire preparing for the third Test against England.

  • Ajit Wadekar: Man who made Indian captaincy coveted

    New Delhi: If Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi brought princely demeanour to leadership in the swinging 60’s, Ajit Wadekar added a dash of middle-class stubbornness during the heady days of early 70’s. An astute thinker of the game with copybook technique of the famed ‘Bombay School of Batsmanship’, Wadekar was more than just the captain, who led India to twin series victories in England and the West Indies in 1971.

  • Former Indian Test captain Ajit Wadekar passes away at the age of 77

    Mumbai: Former skipper Ajit Wadekar, whom one cricket columnist has hailed as Indian cricket’s ‘renaissance’ man, passed away on Wednesday at Jaslok Hospital after a prolonged illness. An aggressive left-hander who played in the number three position, he was a trailblazer despite just 37 Test appearances and spearheaded the overseas triumphs against West Indies & England in 1971.

  • Kapil Dev inducted into Legends Club ‘Hall of Fame’

    Mumbai : Cricket icon Kapil Dev was today inducted into Legends Club ‘Hall of Fame’ in presence of former India captains Ajit Wadekar, Sunil Gavaskar and Nari Contractor at the Cricket Club of India here.

  • Former India captains felicitated ahead of historic 500th Test

    Kanpur: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) felicitated former India Test captains ahead of the historic 500th Test at Green park stadium here on Thursday. Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association president Rajeev Shukla felicitated former captains, including Ajit Wadekar, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Kris Srikkanth, Ravi Shastri, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

  • Perks of blaming the system is for all former cricketers to enjoy

    Former as well as current players have plenty to talk about India’s chances in the Test series against South Africa, beginning Thursday at Mohali. While the former players point out the deficiencies in the bowling attack and the unsettling batting order, some current players, returning from injury lay-offs, are desperate to dispel doubts over their fitness and their preferred batting slots or preferred nature of pitches to bowl on. Most players have found a

  • A time to get back the glory days of Mumbai cricket

    Mumbai has always boasted of an indomitable spirit and this has reflected in its cricket too. But in recent years that never-say-die gusto has faded away. There is once again an opportunity to make the city an invincible force in the game – will Dilip Vengsarkar pull off this challenge wonders Ayaz Memon.