New Delhi, May 23 UNI | 2 months ago

Former Test cricketer Madhav Mantri, who was also an uncle of legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar passed away in Mumbai following a heart attack at a private clinic today.

Mantri aged 92, played Test cricket for India from 1951-55 as a wicketkeeper batsman.

The oldest living cricketer of India played four Tests for India in the 1950s.

Though he could not find a permanent place in the national team, he was a consistent performer for a dominant Bombay side on the domestic circuit and captained the team to three Ranji titles.

Mantri scored 2976 runs at an average of 53.14, besides taking 69 catches and 23 stumpings.

He also managed the Indian team in 1990 during its tour of England and served as BCCI treasurer between 1990 and 1992.

(Posted on 23-05-2014)