Former India cricketer Madhav Apte dead at 86
Former India cricketer and president of Cricket Club of India Madhav Apte passed away at the Breach Candy hospital on Monday morning. He was 86.
Apte, who would have turned 87 on October 5, played seven Test matches for India in the early 1950s and scored a total of 542 runs.
Highest batting average as an Indian Test opener— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 23, 2019
Min 500 runs
56.75 - Vijay Merchant
50.29 - Sunil Gavaskar
50.14 - Virender Sehwag
49.27 - Madhav Apte
44.04 - Ravi Shastri
A middle-order batsman who was converted to become an opener by Vinoo Mankad, Apte played 46 Ranji Trophy matches for Mumbai and three for Bengal.
“He lived a full life,” his son Vaman was quoted as saying by The Hindu.