Mumbai: India's oldest Test cricketer Madhav Mantri, maternal uncle of Sunil Gavaskar, died here on Friday morning in a local hospital due to old age complications, sources close to him said. He was 92 and died a bachelor.
Mantri was a wicket-keeper-batsman, who played only four Test matches, one in India (1951), two in England (1952) and his last in Dhaka (1954-55 in the then East Pakistan), compiling 63 runs and accounting for 8 catches and a stumping.
His most impressive performance with the bat in Tests was a 75-run partnership. He made 39 and also opened with Pankaj Roy in the first Test in England on the disastrous 1952 tour in which India lost all four games.