Former India skipper Ajit Wadekar who died at the age of 77 was cremated at Shivaji Park crematorium in Mumbai on Friday.

Wadekar led India to first overseas wins (against England & WI) in 1971. He passed away on August 15 at a hospital in Mumbai after a prolonged illness.

He contributed to team India in multiple roles, first as a player, then a captain, coach, manager, and selector. He was also the first captain to lead India in ODIs.

Wadekar’s body was kept at his residence (at Worli) where his well-wishers paid their tributes.

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli was among those who offered their prayers and condolences. His body was then taken to the Shivaji Park Gymkhana in Dadar in an open truck where former India cricketers offered their last respect.

Later, his body was wrapped up in a tricolor and taken to a crematorium. Rituals were performed after which Mumbai police gave him a gun salute.

Also Read: Team India pays tribute to Ajit Wadekar


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