Sachin Tendulkar once got belly dancers on my birthday in NZ: Ajit Wadekar
Sachin Tendulkar once got belly dancers on my birthday in NZ: Ajit Wadekar

Former India captain and manager Ajit Wadekar spilled the beans about "prankster Sachin Tendulkar", who once got half a dozen belly dancers on his 53rd birthday during cricket team's tour of New Zealand back in 1994.

Ajinkya Rahane comes closest to technical perfection in IPL: Ajit Wadekar
Ajinkya Rahane comes closest to technical perfection in IPL: Ajit Wadekar

Former India captain Ajit Wadekar feels that Ajinkya Rahane is probably the one Indian batsman whose technique comes closest to what can be called perfect even in the slam-bang T20 IPL cricket.

India lost half the match when we lost the toss: Ajit Wadekar
India lost half the match when we lost the toss: Ajit Wadekar

India were let down by their pace bowlers and losing the toss was a big blow to the defending champions, who went down tamely to Australia in the semi-final of the Cricket World Cup today, said former captain Ajit Wadekar.

Ajit Wadekar backs MS Dhoni ahead of World Cup
Ajit Wadekar backs MS Dhoni ahead of World Cup

Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar on Saturday praised Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his immense patience to steer the team out of difficult situations.

Dilip Vengsarkar critical of Mumbai cricket's present condition
Dilip Vengsarkar critical of Mumbai cricket's present condition

Former India skipper and ex-chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar here expressed concerns about the declining standard of cricket in Mumbai, considered as the nursery of the country's players, and said that advanced coaching is the need of the hour.

Former cricketers express surprise at MS Dhoni's decision
Former cricketers express surprise at MS Dhoni's decision

Former Test cricketers Chandu Borde, Ajit Wadekar and Dilip Vengsarkar expressed surprise at Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to quit the longer format of the game with immediate effect with one more match to go in the four-game series against Australia.

Former players want Fletcher out, question MS Dhoni`s captaincy

India`s beleaguered cricketers have come under sharp criticism from former players who called for coach Duncan Fletcher`s immediate ouster while questioning Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s captaincy in the Test series against England that culminated with an innings and 244 runs annihilation at the Oval.

Virat has made a place for himself: Srinath

Former fast bowler Javagal Srinath Tuesday lauded Virat Kohli for creating a place for himself in Indian cricket.

Ex-cricketers welcome Gavaskar`s elevation

Former Test stalwarts Chandu Borde, Ajit Wadekar and Kiran More hailed today`s order of the Supreme Court to make Sunil Gavaskar as the president of the BCCI for IPL affairs as beneficial to the image of the T20 League which is under a cloud following last season`s spot-fixing and betting scandal.

Who has the power to remove Dhoni as captain?

What went wrong with the Indian cricket team on their just concluded tour to New Zealand? A ritualistic post-mortem has greeted the team when it returned home.

Wadekar undergoes angioplasty

Former India captain Ajit Wadekar underwent an angioplasty for a major blockage of artery and is recuperating at a city hospital here.

`Captain cool` Dhoni and his midas touch

"Dhoni, captain cool" -- the placard held by an Indian fan appropriately sums up the magic of India`s cricket captain.

Vengsarkar, Wadekar defend Dhoni

Former Indian captains Dilip Vengsarkar and Ajit Wadekar on Wednesday batted for current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has been facing a lot of criticism of late for the cricket team`s failures.

BCCI should focus more on Test cricket: Wadekar

Former India captain Ajit Wadekar has asked the Cricket Board to concentrate more on promoting Tests than cash-rich Twenty20 tournament IPL.

Dravid, Wadekar get top BCCI honours

Veteran India batsman Rahul Dravid and former captain Ajit Wadekar were today honoured with the Indian Cricket Board`s (BCCI) top recognitions, the Polly Umrigar Award and the C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.

CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award for Wadekar

Former India captain Ajit Wadekar will be honoured with the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement trophy at the annual Indian Cricket Board awards ceremony to be held in Chennai on December 10.

Wadekar condemns Pak cricketers for spot-fixing

India captain Ajit Wadekar on Friday condemned the three jailed Pakistani cricketers, saying the punishment meted out to the tainted trio for their involvement in spot-fixing was "necessary" to make the game corruption free.

Lele to throw light on match-fixing in his book

Former BCCI secretary Jaywant Lele will release his autobiography `When I was there` at a function in Mumbai on November 2 in the presence of former India skipper Ajit Wadekar.

Afridi`s outburst against Tendulkar out of frustration:Wadekar

Former India captain Ajit Wadekar on Saturday dismissed claims of former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi that batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was trembling while facing fast bowler and compatriot Shoaib Akhtar as a remark `borne out of frustration`.

`India looked tired, under-prepared in Eng series`

Former captain Ajit Wadekar feels the Indian team`s humiliating 0-4 loss was a result of fatigue and lack of preparation.