Wadekar scored 2,113 runs in his Test career, including one hundred, and was also the country's first ODI captain.
He was perhaps the most elegant left-handed Indian batsman to have graced the field before a certain Sourav Ganguly arrived on the scene.
In the past year, India has grown in all respects to make its place in the world even more significant. This Independence Day, let us look at some of the personalities across sectors that helped the country shine.
The lanky pacer was found to have violated Article 2.1.7 of the code, which relates to "using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an international match".
Winner of the Major Dhyan Chand Award, Hakam Bhattal has been receiving treatment for kidney and liver ailment at a private hospital in Punjab
While people still worship cricket in the country, popularization of other sports such as kabaddi, badminton, wrestling and even online and off-field ones like poker are attracting not just fans but also investments.
Interestingly, female viewers made up for 47 percent of the total tournament viewership
In the three-part statement, Ozil described the unfair treatment handed to him by German Football Federation (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel, calling him out on his "incompetence" and for turning his meeting with president Erdogan into "political propaganda"
The luxury mansion, which is located in the exclusive La Finca area of Pozuelo de Alarcon, boasts of seven sprawling bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
A trophy-"Puducherry Collector Cup" would be instituted and a tournament for various institutions would be conducted, she said.
Bayern Munich star James Rodriguez launched his own cryptocurrency, JR10, which was made available on the SelfSell App from May 27 this year
With the fan ID, visitors were given visa-free entry into the country along with benefits such as free transport services including inter-city trains and public transport in the host cities
The 18-year-old athlete, a pre-tournament favourite, clocked 51.46s to win the gold, which triggered a wild celebration at the Indian camp.
During his time in Madrid, Ronaldo was making around Rs 3 crore a week and was reportedly unhappy with the wage gap he shared with Barcelona's Messi
Of the 23 players in the French squad, around two-thirds are of Arab or African descent, drawing comparisons with the mythologised "Black-Blanc-Beur" (Black-White-Arab) team of 1998
The SNP were accused of deliberately time-wasting in the Westminster parliament on July 3 to prevent English MPs from being able to enjoy the second-round win over Colombia
The number of England fans in Russia has been low amid diplomatic tension over the poisoning of a Russian former double-agent and his daughter, and now the death of a woman who police say was poisoned with the same nerve agent
Alli, who missed England's final two group games due to a thigh injury, dismissed the notion that nerves may have got to him in the quarter-final
Martinez sprang a surprise by changing his system in the quarter-final against Brazil, moving target man Romelu Lukaku out wide so Kevin de Bruyne could operate as a "false nine"
At 27, he has not hidden his ambition to finally make an impact on the Champions League, which Chelsea missed out on after a disappointing fifth-place finish in the Premier League last season
Sergei Ignashevich announced his retirement from the international team
Francis often meets with visiting national soccer teams, has a collection of gifted jerseys and frequently promotes the value of sports particularly for young people
Southgate's rising profile has been a bonanza for lookalike airline pilot Neil Rowe, who even managed to temporarily fool BBC TV presenter and former England international Gary Lineker when he spied him in the crowd during the match against Sweden
On a recent day, dozens of tourists lined up outside the fortress, while a local resident offered photo opportunities with rented replicas of Stalin military uniforms adorned with Soviet hammer and sickle medals
The 26-year-old suffered a thigh problem in Brazil's opening group game against Switzerland and has since been replaced in the team by Fagner. Danilo himself came into the side after Dani Alves pulled out of the squad before the finals through injury