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Ajit Wadekar Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 1, 2022

Short Biography

Ajit Wadekar was born on 01-04-1941 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. He was an Indian Cricket Player & Cricket Coach.

Other Name: Ajit Laxman Wadekar
Other Professions: Cricket Coach

Ajit Wadekar Complete Bio & Career

Ajit Wadekar's was a victorious captain of India. He made his cricket debut against "West Indies" in the year 1966, and in 1958 his first-class career got started by playing from "Bombay".He was a  "left-handed batman" and a very agile fielder. His "International cricket career got lasted only for "8" years, and after 1974 he did not play a match for India. Ajit had scored (2113 Runs) avg of 31.07 in (37 Tests).

In (1967-68) he scored his very first century against (New Zealand) in which he scored 143 runs. Ajit missed the chance to reach towards his century four-time and got gripped to out at 90 and above. During the period of (1957 to 1962), Ajit Wadekar represented the "Bombay University" cricket team.  1961-62 he was the captain of University cricket team. His bat got shined in 1958-59, and he scored spectacular "324 runs" against the "Delhi."He impressed the selectors to fix his position in state's team for "Ranji Trophy" in (1974-75). In his Ranji Trophy career, he scored 12 tons (centuries).

For his cricket career of 17 years, he played "73 games” and scored (4288 runs) with the avg of (57.94). His Ranji's best score of (323 runs) in (1966-67) while playing the match against "Mysore."Along with the International career, he also played Duleep Trophy matches and under his captaincy "west zone" played "eighteen" matches in Duleep Trophy."In 1967 tour to England he played "County matches" while playing for the "County" he scored (835 runs) and scored (242 runs ) in Tests with the highest of (91 runs). Ajit Wadekar has a record on his name of winning three back to back series out of which one series won in India and other two series he won overseas.

Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 1967 Cricket
Padma Shri Civilian Award 1972 Sports

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died at the age of 77 on 15-08-2018 at Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India.

DEATHDAY 15 August,2018 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Ajit Wadekar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

His father's name was Laxman Wadekar. He was married to Rekha Wadekar.

Life's Important Dates Of Ajit Wadekar

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - 13 December 1966 v West Indies
ODI - 13 July 1974 v England
Best Friends Farokh Engineer
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Sunil Gavaskar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actor Shammi Kapoor
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar
Favorite Place London

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ajit Wadekar

  • Ajit Wadekar won the "Arjuna Award" in 1967.
  • He received the " Padmashri" by govt of India ( fourth highest civilian honor) in 1972.
  • He won many awards for his contribution to cricket like "CK Nayudu Lifetime achievement award" and "Castrol Lifetime Achievement award",
  • He is one of the few Indians to represent the country as Test player, captain, coach/manager and the chairman of selectors.

Ajit Wadekar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Ajit Wadekar was 77 years 4 months & 14 days old age.