Former Indian Cricketer Madhav Apte Passes Away at Age of 86 :- On Monday morning, Veteran cricketer Madhav Apte died after suffering from a cardiac arrest at the age of 86, a family member confirmed the news.
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The right-handed batsman, was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital where he took his last breath at 6.09 am, his son Vaman Apte told PTI.
Former Mumbai cricketer Shishir Hattangadi took to Twitter to offer his condolences. He tweeted, “Another institution of Bombay and Mumbai Cricket comes to an end. RIP Madhav Rao Apte. Will treasure those long discussions with you cricket from your days!”
In his another tweet he said, “Madhav Apte had a bag of stories. From Vinoo Mankad to his buddy Subhya Fergie Gupte. To listen to him was rewinding cricket history. Dignified affable yet accessible as a senior. Passing Pedder Road and Woodland Apartments each time will bring back memories with a smile.#RIP”
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The former India as well as Mumbai opener had a much better first-class record where he scored total of 3,336 runs in total 67 matches, which comprises of six hundreds and 16 fifties. His highest first-class score was 165 not out.
Madhav Apte has also played and represented India in seven Tests in which he scored 542 runs, with a lone hundred as well as three fifties to his credit. He has led Mumbai to two Ranji Trophy titles back in the years 1958-59 and 1961-62.
Harsha Bhogle also tweeted to express his condolences, “I am in mourning at the passing of Shri Madhav Apte. Deep, genuine cricket lover, quality batsman himself (7 tests at an avg of 49.3), and a classy, dignified human being. From an era where love for the game was unconditional. Wonderful host, great story-teller.”
His first Test debut was held against Pakistan at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) in Mumbai in November 1952. In his Test debut, he made 30 and 10 not out, respectively. He played his last test in April 1953 against West Indies at Kingston.
He was also the first Indian opener to aggregate more than 400 runs in a Test series (460 runs against West Indies in 1953). He also captained Mumbai in domestic cricket.
The legendary Vinoo Mankad assingined Madhav Apte as the opening batsman. He played along with many legendary cricketers, which comprises of Mankad, Polly Umrigar, Vijay Hazare and Rusi Modi.
Previously, he has also served as president of the iconic CCI, an official said.
He was president of the ‘Legends Club’ till his last breadth. It was a group that was formed to celebrate the achievements of different sportspersons.
Yusuf Pathan also tweeted, “Saddened to hear the passing away of Shri Madhav Apte. He was one of the finest batsmen for India and Bombay. Condolences to his family members, friends and closed ones. #RIP”