Ajit Wadekar Height, Age, Net Worth, House, Affairs, Biography

Ajit Wadekar name will always be written in gold in the history of Indian cricket for the twin victories in West Indies and England in a space of months. He then led India to a win over England at home. India then lost a series in England, and poof! Wadekar was not only sacked, he was dropped for good.The first Indian left-handed batsman to score 2,000 Test runs, Wadekar eventually finished with 2,113 runs from 37 Tests at 31. At No. 3 alone he got 1,899 of these, a record that stood among Indians for a decade.Despite his bony frame, Wadekar could smash the ball extremely hard. He developed a technique unique to his own, batting with an open stance with his feet wide apart. He slammed 15,380 runs at 47 in a First-Class career that spanned 17 years. In Ranji Trophy alone his 4,388 runs came at 59. He was the fulcrum of the Bombay side during their famous run in the 1960s; the streak came when he slipped and got run out in the semi-final of 1972-73.
Ajit Wadekar
His best innings, a whirlwind 323, came against Mysore in 1966-67. On India’s tour of Australia in 1967-68, Sam Gannon knocked his tooth out with a bouncer and clean bowled him next ball in a tour match. He came to his elements in New Zealand, where India won their first Test and series away from home. At Dunedin he scored 80 and 71, and at Wellington, a career-best 143. India won both Tests, and Wadekar led the charts with 328 runs at 47. India were set 173 in the historic Test at The Oval. After Gavaskar fell for a duck, Wadekar smashed 45, returned to the dressing-room, and fell asleep, missing out on history being created under his leadership. The next winter he led India to a series win after England went up 1-0. Unfortunately, India played terrible cricket in England in 1974, the ‘Summer of 42’; to make things more complicated, there were disciplinary issues raised against the team. His career came to an end, though not before he became India’s first ODI captain.

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Ajit Wadekar Height, Age, Net Worth and Biography

Ajit Wadekar Biography 
Born Name Ajit Laxman Wadekar
Nick NameAjit Wadekar
Age (as in 2017)76 years
Profession Cricketer
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest Debut : India v West Indies at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, December 13
ODI Debut : England v India at Headingley, Leeds, July 13, 1974
Coach/MentorNot known
Jersey NumberNot known
Domestic/State TeamsNot known
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleLeft-arm medium, Slow left-arm
Nature on fieldNot known
Likes to play againstNot known
Records/Achievements (main ones)Not known
Personal Life
Date of Birth01-04-1941
Age (as in 2017)76 years
Birth PlaceBombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Aries
Profile ImageAjit Wadekar
ControversiesNot known
Net Worth & Salary (approx.)
SalaryNot known
Net WorthNot known
Contact Address
AddressMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Phone/Mobile NumberNot known
Social Media ProfileFacebook
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