Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • 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.