Madhav Mantri, India's Oldest Test Player, Dies

Madhav Mantri , maternal uncle of Sunil Gavaskar, died on Friday morning. The 92-year-old former wicket-keeper batsman played four Tests for India between 1951 and 1954-55.

updated: May 23, 2014 11:50 IST
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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.

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