Madhusudan Rege played one Test match for India © Getty Images  (Representation photo)
Madhusudan Rege played one Test match for India © Getty Images (Representation photo)

 

New Delhi: Dec 17, 2013

 

Former cricketer Madhusudan Rege, who played one Test for India, has died aged 89.

 

The former opener’s only Test appearance for India came way back in 1949 against West Indies in Madras. He played 39 First-Class games, 22 of them for Maharashtra, between 1944 and 1955. He scored 2,348 runs at an average of 37.26 with six centuries and 12 fifties.

 

Rege’s offspin bowling yielded 33 wickets at an average of 42.96 with his best being five for 23.

 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) condoled his death.

 

“On behalf of the BCCI, I would like to condole the demise of Mr. Madhusudan Rege. He was a talented opening batsman and off-spinner, who represented Maharashtra with distinction, in the Ranji Trophy. He played for India in one Test, in what was our first-ever Test series against the West Indies, in 1948-49,” BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement.

 

“May the Almighty give his family the strength to cope with this loss. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”