Team India paid tribute to the former skipper Ajit Wadekar in Nottingham (where the third test will begin on Saturday). Wadekar died on Monday at the age of 77.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a photo on Twitter of team India holding a two-minute silence to condole his death.

The BCCI also released a statement to praise his contribution to Indian cricket. “His demise has left a big void. First as a batsman and then as captain, he took Indian cricket to new heights and then continued to contribute as a coach, manager, and chairman of selectors. The experience he gained during his playing days was used in man-management as coach and manager, overseeing a highly successful period,” BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a statement to the media.

Wadekar captained team India to first overseas test series wins in 1971 (England & WI). He made his debut in 1966 and scored 2113 runs in 37 tests. In his first-class career, he amassed 15380 runs from 237 matches. He was also the first ODI captain for India.

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