Legendary cricketer Madhav Apte breathes his last after suffering cardiac arrest
The 86-year-old former India and Mumbai opener was rushed to Breach Candy Hospital where he breathed his last at 6:09 am on Monday (September 23), his son Vaman Apte told reporters.
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 centuries 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 November 1952, in Mumbai and played his last test against West Indies at Kingston in April 1953.
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.
Till his last breath, he was president of the "Legends Club", a group formed to celebrate the achievements of different sportspersons.