Madhav Apte defeated the opening game of the Indian cricket team at the age of 86. Madhav Apte played cricket, lived and breathed. Great sensitivity, generosity of mind, twinkling and intelligent person. The legendary cricketer Madhav Apte, Dronacharya of Indian cricket, an expert for many cricketers in India, died this morning at 6.09 in Mumbai. He was 86 years old. Recently, autobiography was published in English and Marathi. He performed seven tests in India with an average of 49.27 for the Led Mumbai to Ranji title in 1961-62, 1958-59, and only known cricketers played with DB Deodhar. He was a wonderful person who was always willing to talk based on decades of experience. A great opening Batman with a career is inevitably shortened by the Prime Minister. He was the first Indian opener to count more than 400 runs in the test series (460 in the Caribbean in 1953).
Tribute to many Indian cricket players such as Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly
Sad news about Madhav Apte Sir. I shared a lot of memories with him. Another golden generation of Mumbai Giants will disappear. May his soul be at peace. Om Shanti
— Amol Muzumdar (@ amolmuzumdar11) 23 Sep 2019
Highest hit average as Indian test opener
At least 500 times
56.75 – BJ Merchant
50.29 – Sunil Gavaskar
50.14 – Virender Sehwag
49.27 – Madhav Apte
44.04 – Ravi Shastri
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) 23 Sep 2019
I am mourning the passing of Shri Madhav Apte. Deep and serious cricket enthusiast, a good hitter himself (7 tests of an average of 49.3), a classy and classy human. Since the time when love for games is unconditional. Great host, great storyteller.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 23 Sep 2019