Legendary cricketer Bapu Nadkarni dies

Former Test all-rounder Rameshchandra Gangaram 'Bapu' Nadkarni passed away on Friday (January 17) in Mumbai at the age of 86. Nadkarni, best known for bowling a record 21 consecutive maiden overs in a Test match, is survived by his wife and two daughters.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) paid tribute to Nadkarni. "It is with profound sadness that BCCI has learnt of the passing of former India all-rounder Rameshchandra Gangaram 'Bapu' Nadkarni. The 86-year-old breathed his last at his daughter`s residence in Mumbai on Friday," BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said in a statement. "The Board shares the pain and grief of the Nadkarni family and prays for the departed soul," he added.

Tendulkar offered his condolences on the former India all-rounder's death. "Very sad to hear about the demise of Shri Bapu Nadkarni. I grew up hearing about the record of him bowling 21 consecutive maiden overs in a Test. My condolences to his family and dear ones," Tendulkar tweeted.