Sachin, other Test cricketers back Wadekar for gymkhana post

Updated: 11 August 2009 16:42 IST

Sachin Tendulkar and a number of former players have come in support of former India captain Ajit Wadekar in his quest to retain his seat as the President

Sachin, other Test cricketers back Wadekar for gymkhana post

Mumbai:

Sachin Tendulkar and a number of former players have come in support of former India captain Ajit Wadekar in his quest to retain his seat as the President of the famous Shivaji Park Gymkhana in Dadar here.

Supporting Wadekar, who led India to historic back-to-back series wins over the West Indies and England overseas in 1971, Tendulkar, in a letter to the former Test batsman, said the gymkhana, where he learnt his ropes as a young boy, needed Wadekar's leadership qualities it its centenary year.

"I am glad to learn that the Shivaji Park Gymkhana (SPG), which has produced so many cricketers for the state and the country, will be completing 100 years soon," the champion batsman has said in his letter to Wadekar.

"It is also heartening to see the tremendous progress made by SPG not only in cricket but in other sports like tennis, billiards and lots of indoor games too, especially in the last six years.

"It requires sporting leadership and I hope that you continue to lead SPG as President in the centenary year too", Tendulkar has said in his letter to Wadekar.

Wadekar's former Mumbai and India colleague Bapu Nadkarni, ex-India skipper and selection panel chief Dilip Vengsarkar and flamboyant ex-India batsman Sandeep Patil have also written letters to Wadekar extending their support.



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