Former India International Cricketer Madhav Apte Passes Away
Former India international cricketer Madhav Apte passed away in Breach Candy Hospital on September 23 morning, aged 86. He featured in seven Tests for India in a span of five months. He made his debut against Pakistan in 1952. He slammed a hundred and 3 half-centuries, all in West Indies; he averaged a staggering 49.27 and was never picked again. He also played alongside DB Deodhar and Sachin Tendulkar.
He made his first-class debut on his 19th birthday. He amassed 3,336 First-Class runs at an average of 39 in 67 matches and captained Mumbai to Ranji Trophy titles in 1958-59 and 1961-62.
Former India cricketer Madhav Apte breathes his last early morning. He was 86 @sportstarweb@THMumbai.Amol Karhadkar (@karhacter) September 23, 2019
Apte initially started out as a leg-spinner, but later on, became a frontline batsman. Apart from cricket, he also excelled in tennis, squash and badminton..