Former India cricketer Madhav Apte passes away

back icon
safari
23 Sep 2019 | 04:05 AM
author
PTI

Former India cricketer Madhav Apte passes away

He played seven Tests in which he scored 542 runs, with a lone hundred and three fifties to his credit

heart

Share

Veteran cricketer Madhav Apte died after suffering a cardiac arrest here on Monday morning, a family member said. He was 86. 

The former India and Mumbai opener was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital where he breathed his last at 6.09 am, his son Vaman Apte told PTI. 

Madhav Apte played seven Tests in which he scored 542 runs, with a lone hundred and three fifties to his credit.  His highest score was 163 not out. 

He had a much better first class record where he scored 3,336 runs from 67 matches, including six hundreds and 16 fifties. His highest first class score was 165 not out. 

He made his Test debut against Pakistan at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) in Mumbai in November 1952 and played his last Test against West Indies at Kingston in April 1953.  In his debut Test, he made 30 and 10 not out, respectively. 

He was the first Indian opener to aggregate over 400 runs in a Test series (460 runs against West Indies in 1953). 

He also captained Mumbai in domestic cricket. Madhav Apte was assigned as the opening batsman by legendary Vinoo Mankad. 

He played along with several legendary cricketers, including Mankad, Polly Umrigar, Vijay Hazare and Rusi Modi.  He earlier also served as president of the iconic CCI, an official said. 

Till his last breath, he was president of the ‘Legends Club’, a group formed to celebrate the achievements of different sportspersons. 

Former Mumbai cricketer Shishir Hattangadi took to Twitter to offer his condolences. 

“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!” he tweeted. 

“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 senior. Passing Pedder Road and Woodland Apartments each time will bring back memories with a smile.#RIP,” Hattangadi said in another tweet. 

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
Madhav Apte

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
Tare's ton, Shaw's aggressive 73 hands Mumbai their 4th Vijay Hazare title
Chasing 313, Mumbai went on to win the match by six wickets and over eight overs to spare
userPTI
14 Mar 2021
safari
NEWS
Shaw carried off the field after being hit on the shin
The incident occurred in the 24th over of the Vijay Hazare Trophy final, when the Mumbai captain was fielding at slip
userPTI
14 Mar 2021
safari
NEWS
Two new IPL teams to be auctioned in May 2021
The Indian Premier League will be a 10-team affair from 2022
userPTI
14 Mar 2021
safari
NEWS
'First and last warning of 2020,' says Ashwin as he refrains from 'Mankading'
The incident happened in the third over of RCB's innings, when the Australia opener stepped way out of his crease
userPTI
06 Oct 2020
safari
STATS BURST
Which year has seen the maximum number of Test debutants?
In this series, your cricket-related queries will be answered by our expert statistician
userMohandas Menon
10 Aug 2020
safari
ONTHISDAY
First step of a distinguished career
On this day Sunil Gavaskar registered his maiden Test century against West Indies
userAnirudh Kasargod
21 Mar 2020
safari
NEWS
Wasim Jaffer becomes first Indian to play 150 Ranji matches
The former India opener is now just 853 runs away from completing 20,000 runs in first class cricket
userPTI
09 Dec 2019
safari
NEWS
BCCI condoles death of Madhav Apte
Apte passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest on Monday morning
userPTI
23 Sep 2019
safari
NEWS
Playing alongside Tendulkar a highlight of my career: Venugopal Rao
The former India batsman announced his retirement from all forms of the game on Tuesday
userPTI
31 Jul 2019
safari
NEWS
Cricketing greats back Kohli over his comments on no-ball post MI defeat
With 7 needed off the final over, the umpires failed to pick no-ball by Malinga
userAFP
02 Apr 2019
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved