Madhav Apte, who played 7 Test matches for India, was the fourth-oldest living Indian Test cricketer, younger only to DK Gaekwad, CD Gopinath and Chandrakant Patankar.

Former captains Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammed Kaif and several other players condoled the demise of former cricketer Madhav Apte on Monday.

Apte died in Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital this morning. He was 86 and would have turned 87 on October 5.

Tendulkar wrote on Twitter, “Have fond memories of Madhav Apte Sir. I got to play against him at Shivaji Park when I was 14. Still remember the time when he & Dungarpur Sir let me play for the CCI as a 15-year old. He always supported me & was a well wisher. May his Soul Rest In Peace.”

Kaif recalled Apte as a great storyteller, who played cricket till the age of 71.

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