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Sachin Tendulkar made a big statement over Ajit Wadekar; find out here

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 August 2018, 15:02 IST
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Indian former skipper Ajit Wadekar was a "big influence" for Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulka. Sachin Tendulkar's career was changed once he started opening the batting in ODIs. Ajit Wadekar at the age of 77 died in Mumbai on Wednesday after prolonged illness.

Under the leadership of Ajit Wadekar Indian team won five-match Test series against West Indies 1-0 and then also went onto win the series against England by the same margin.

"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," Tendulkar wrote on his official Twitter page.

Azharuddin wrote on his Twitter page-"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 arranged the felicitation ceremony of Ajit Wadekar for Cricket in India on the occasion of the 500th Test match of India. He played in Kanpur against New Zealand from September 22 in 2016.

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First published: 17 August 2018, 15:02 IST
 
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