Former Indian Test opener Madhav Apte passes away at 86

Former Indian Test opener Madhav Apte passed away at 86

Former Indian test opener Madhav Apte passed away. He was 86. Apte, who was about to turn 87 on October 5, last breathed at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on Sunday morning.

From 1952 to 53, he played seven test matches for India in which he scored 542-runs, including a century and three half-centuries at an average of 49.27. He also played 67 first-class matches in which he amassed 3,336-runs with six centuries and 16 half-centuries.

Born in Mumbai in 1932, Apte, a skilled hitter by profession, began his career as a leg spinner under Mankad Wine training while studying at Elphinstone College.

It is credited that his performance at The Oval prevented Don Bradman’s last entries from reaching an average of 100.00

In 1989, he was elected to the position of president of the Cricket Club of India and also served as head of Legend’s Club.

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