Ajit Wadekar

  • Present era spinners don't attempt to take wickets, says Prasanna September 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Not too impressed with the current lot of spinners in international cricket, the legendary Erapalli Prasanna said not a single tweaker of the present era attempts to take wickets. "Honestly tell me, which bowler is attempting to take a wicket. I have never seen an individual bowler, especially an off-spinner...
  • Flashback: When India won their first Test series in England August 24, 2013

    On this day in 1971, India achieved their first Test victory in England. The scene of this historic victory was The Oval in London, where under Ajit Wadekar India beat England by four wickets to end the hosts' run of 26 Test matches without defeat. Each member of India's XI...
  • England in India: A brief history, Part 1 November 6, 2012

    Since 1933, England have toured India 14 times for bilateral series with an overall record of 24 wins from 88 international matches in all formats (there has been just one Twenty20 international played between the two sides in India). Ahead of a fourTest series starting November 15 in Ahmedabad, we...
  • Wadekar slams Test truants for T20s October 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Former India captain and excricket manager Ajit Wadekar has criticised the tendency of some players who report sick and miss Tests before recovering magically in time when lucrative T20 games come around. "There's a tendency for some players to fall sick and make themselves not available for Test cricket, but...
  • Dhoni named Castrol Indian cricketer of the year September 1, 2012

    The Castrol Awards for Cricketing Excellence were given away at a star studded awards ceremony held in Bengaluru. ...
  • Promote Tests, not the IPL: Wadekar to BCCI May 5, 2012

    Nashik: Former India skipper Ajit Wadekar asked the Cricket Board to concentrate more on encourage Tests than cashrich Twenty20 tournament Indian Premier League. "These days, events like IPL have become more popular and important than Test cricket due to which the latter is losing its popularity," he said. Wadekar, who led India...
  • Former players call for wholesale changes January 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Stunned by India's Test slump abroad after the 40 rout in the series against Australia, former stalwarts blamed the starstudded batting lineup, reacting to the debacle by saying heads should roll following a second successive overseas whitewash. India were humbled by 298 runs in the fourth and final Test...
  • Dravid, Wadekar get top BCCI honours December 10, 2011

    Chennai: Veteran India batsman Rahul Dravid and former captain Ajit Wadekar were honoured with the Indian cricket board's top recognitions, the Polly Umrigar Award and the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award, at a ceremony in Chennai on Saturday. Dravid, who made 1,285 runs from 15 Tests at an average of over...
  • I'm no Dhoni or Ganguly, says feted Wadekar November 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Ajit Wadekar, the former India captain, has been chosen for the CK Nayudu lifetime achievement award, the highest honour the Indian board can bestow on a former player. It will be presented to him early next month in Chennai. Wadekar, 70, was captain during India's historic wins against...