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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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`.