Cricketer Madhav Mantri passes away
Madhav Mantri, India's oldest living Test cricketer, died here at Lilavati hospital this morning.He was 92.
Mantri, maternal uncle of legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, was admitted to hospital on May 1 after suffering a heart attack. He succumbed to another.
An opening batsman and a wicket-keeper, Mantri played four Tests for India after making his debut in December, 1951 against Nigel Howard's MCC team. He represented Mumbai with distinction.
Mantri played 95 first class matches,scored 4,403 runs and as a wicket keeper had 192 victims,136 caught and 56 stumped.
He also served as India's chief selector in the 1960s and was the president of the Mumbai Cricket Association between 1988 to 1992.
(Posted on 23-05-2014)