Former India cricketer and president of Cricket Club of India Madhav Apte passed away at the Breach Candy hospital on Monday morning. He was 86.

Apte, who would have turned 87 on October 5, played seven Test matches for India in the early 1950s and scored a total of 542 runs.

A middle-order batsman who was converted to become an opener by Vinoo Mankad, Apte played 46 Ranji Trophy matches for Mumbai and three for Bengal.

“He lived a full life,” his son Vaman was quoted as saying by The Hindu.