Former India Test opener Madhav Apte, aged 86, passed away at the Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai on Monday morning. Five-hundred-and-forty-two-runs at 49.27, three fifties and one hundred — that’s what Madhav Apte’s record read after 7 Tests. And yet, he never played another game for India.
Taking to Twitter, former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar paid heartfelt tribute to the departed soul and recalled fond memories with the veteran cricketer.
Sachin wrote: ‘Have fond memories of Madhav Apte Sir. I got to play against him at Shivaji Park when I was 14. Still remember the time when he & Dungarpur Sir let me play for the CCI as a 15-year old. He always supported me & was a well-wisher. May his Soul Rest In Peace’.