भारतीय क्रिकेट टीम के पूर्व कप्तान अजित वाडेकर का 15 अगस्त की रात 77 साल की उम्र में निधन हो गया। मुंबई के जसलोक हॉस्पिटल में उन्होंने अंतिम सांस ली। 1971 में उनकी कप्तानी के दौरान टीम ने इंग्लैंड और वेस्टइंडीज में टेस्ट मैच जीते थे। भारत की तरफ से वाडेकर ने 37 टेस्ट मैच खेलकर 2113 रन बनाए। 1968 में उनकी कप्तानी में न्यूजीलैंड दौरे पर टीम इंडिया ने टेस्ट सीरीज में जीत दर्ज की थी और यह भारतीय टीम की भी विदेशी जमीन पर पहली टेस्ट सीरीज जीत थी। उस दौरान उन्होंने अपने टेस्ट जीवन का एकमात्र सैंकड़ा भी जड़ा था। उनके निधन पर क्रिकेट जगत ने शोक प्रकट किया है।
With a heavy heart we bid adieu to Ajit Wadekar. The former India captain is no more. Cricketer, Coach, Manager and Chairman of Selectors - Mr Wadekar served Indian cricket in many different ways. pic.twitter.com/6zdFtleXB9
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 15, 2018
V sad news-Ajit Wadekar passing away-only Indn Capt to win 3 series in a row-2 away 1 at home-ALW was good contemporary-we had differences o opinion but always respected glory o Crkt-fine batsman & great close in catch-served Indn Crkt w/aplomb as player/Selectr/Coach-RIP Jeetu!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) August 15, 2018
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) August 15, 2018
#AjitWadekar sir .. such an iconic person..deeply saddened by his demise!! Sir was a father figure for me.. May his soul rest in peace! My Heartfelt Condolences to the family..@BCCI pic.twitter.com/xLMb2i82B2
— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) August 15, 2018
Ajit Wadekar’s impact on Indian cricket is immense. His contemporaries worshipped him, such was his aura. Found him to be a tough character as coach. Exceptional Indian cricketer... RIP Sir.?
Recorded this on my iPhone last Dec from Point in a friendly fixture. So glad I did. pic.twitter.com/XbdFGn4Izp
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) August 15, 2018
Deeply saddened by the demise of an iconic Indian cricketer Ajit Wadekar ji. Thoughts with his family and close ones. May his soul rest in peace.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 15, 2018
Extremely saddened by the news that former Indian cricket captain #AjitWadekar is no more. He led India to many historic victories! My condolences to the friends & family! RIP Sir, you will always be missed!
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 15, 2018
Deeply saddened by the passing away of our former captain Ajit Wadekar sir who led our team to many memorable victories against England and West Indies. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/w66Xc6uOn1
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) August 15, 2018
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) August 15, 2018
Saddened to hear about the passing away of Ajit Wadekar Sir. He was a great captain who led India to series wins in England and West Indies in 1971. May his soul rest in peace. #RIPAjitWadekar pic.twitter.com/O2NTykieqb
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) August 15, 2018
So many memories of Ajit Wadekar. None more powerful than leading India to series wins in 1971 in England and the West Indies. Much admired, much loved. Page in Indian cricket and in our memories.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 15, 2018
Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Ajit Wadekar Sir. He was someone who was instrumental in bringing out the best in us during the 90s. We’ll always be grateful for his advice and guidance. Praying for strength for his family during this difficult time. ? RIP pic.twitter.com/coSyac73ot
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 16, 2018
Published 16 Aug 2018, 11:00 IST
Deeply saddened by the passing away of #AjitWadekar He was more than a coach to the entire team - a father figure and a shrewd tactician. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. He will be missed. Thank you Sir for the confidence shown in my ability! ?
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 16, 2018