Cricket: Twitter floods with condolences as Ajit Wadekar passes away at 77

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Former Indian captain Ajit Wadekar who led team India to historical test wins against England and West Indies in 1971 passed away yesterday in Mumbai due to prolonged illness.

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Wadekar who was 77 years of age is survived by his wife, 2 sons and a daughter.

“He was critically unwell for sometime and was seeking treatment for the same,” read a statement from the Jaslok Hospital in south Mumbai.

His last rites is set to take place on Friday confirmed members from Wadekar’s family.

Ajit also takes the pride in being the first person to captain India in ODI cricket. Even though he retired from cricket in 1974, he came back as the team’s manager in the 1996 world cup leading them to a semi final finish.

Here are some of the tweets from former and current players who expressed their condolences for the great man.

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