Next Sachin Tendulkar and cricket fraternity condole death of Madhav ApteMadhav Apte, who played 7 Test matches for India, was the fourth-oldest living Indian Test cricketer, younger only to DK Gaekwad, CD Gopinath and Chandrakant Patankar.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 23, 2019UPDATED: September 23, 2019 16:25 IST Former India opener Madhav Apte passed away on Monday. (IANS photo)HIGHLIGHTSFormer India Test opener Madhav Apte passed away aged 86Apte was instrumental in bringing in Sachin Tendulkar into the CCI sideMembers of cricket fraternity offered their condolencesFormer India Test opener Madhav Apte passed away aged 86 after suffering a cardiac arrest here on Monday morning. The cricket fraternity, including BCCI, paid their respects to Apte.India great Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to recall the time when he played against Apte and how Apte was instrumental in bringing him to play for Cricket Club of India (CCI) at the age of 15.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 pic.twitter.com/NKp6NicyO5Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 23, 2019The BCCI also offered condolences on the death of Apte, saying he will be remembered as one of the country’s most loved cricketers.”He will remain one of the most loved cricketers and the BCCI extends its deepest condolences to his family and friends in this hour of grief,” the BCCI said in a statement.Madhav Apte, who played 7 Test matches for India, was the fourth-oldest living Indian Test cricketer, younger only to DK Gaekwad, CD Gopinath and Chandrakant Patankar.Other former cricketers and members of the fraternity also paid their condolences to Apte.I am in mourning at the passing of Shri Madhav Apte. Deep, genuine cricket lover, quality batsman himself (7 tests at an avg of 49.3), and a classy, dignified human being. From an era where love for the game was unconditional. Wonderful host, great story-teller.advertisementHarsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 23, 2019At a loss of words, hearing about the passing away of Madhav Apte Sir.I knew him as a kid and looked up to him for advice. He always motivated me and pushed me to do well.Both me and my father had the privilege of playing cricket with him.May your soul Rest in Peace Sir! pic.twitter.com/Z77PL9sFDuVINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) September 23, 2019Saddened to hear the passing away of Shri Madhav Apte. He was one of the finest batsmen for India and Bombay. Condolences to his family members, friends and closed ones. #RIPYusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) September 23, 2019Saddened to hear about the demise of Madhav Apte ji. Great story teller and played cricket till he was 71. My thoughts and prayers with his family. pic.twitter.com/zoKlpQ2GayMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 23, 2019He had a test average touching 50 despite not getting enough opportunities. Played active cricket till he was 71. A legend of Mumbai and Indian cricket passed away today. You will be missed Madhav Apte sir. #MadhavApte #rip pic.twitter.com/cDoOTXBQWmWasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) September 23, 2019In his Test career, he scored 542 runs at an outstanding average of 49.27.He hit three half-centuries and one century that came against the West Indies in Port of Spain where he notched up his highest score of 163 not out. However, he had a much better first class record where he scored 3,336 runs from 67 matches, including six hundreds and 16 fifties. His highest first class score was 165 not out.After retirement, Apte became president of the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai.Also Read | Former India cricketer Madhav Apte dies aged 86cFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat
Speaking on the occasion, the Sri Lankan army chief said that appreciated the huge sacrifices of the Pakistani nation and armed forces in the fight against terrorism.Senanayake said that Sri Lanka was keen to further strengthen its ties with Pakistan in the areas of security and defence. (Colombo Gazette) Abbasi further expressed satisfaction over security cooperation between the two countries. The Prime Minister called for a greater cooperation and sharing of expertise in the field of defence between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka want peace in the region, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.He said this at a meeting with Sri Lanka Army Chief Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake who called on him at the Prime Minister’s Office today (Monday).