Former Cricket Test Opener Madhav Apte Dies At 84

Former Cricket Test Opener Madhav Apte Dies At 84

Former Cricket Test Opener Madhav Apte Dies At 84

Former Test opener Madhav Apte dies of cardiac arrest

Former India Test opener Madhav Apte passed due to cardiac arrest. The 86-year-old was rushed to Breach Candy Hospital on Monday.

Apte played seven Test matches in the 1950s. Five of the matches he played were against West Indies. He accumulated 542 runs at an average of 49.27 with two centuries under his belt. After his matches against the Windies, the opener never played cricket for India again. 

The Mumbai native played 67 first-class cricket three of which he played for Bengal. He also played for university cricket matches and Giles Shield. 

Apte was also president of Cricket Club of India. During his years as club president, Apte improved the system of the club. He changed the age-limit rule to allow Sachin Tendulkar to play for the club when he was 15.

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar paid his tribute to the batting legend on Twitter. 

‘Have fond memories of Madhav Apte Sir. I got to play against him at Shivaji Park when I was 14. Still, remember the time when he & Dungarpur Sir let me play for the CCI as a 15-year old. He always supported me & was a well-wisher. May his Soul Rest In Peace’.

Apte played for Test matches for India cricket. Test is the longest format of the sport. To know more about different formats of cricket, read articles on Betwala. 

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