India played its first ODI in 1974, under the captaincy of Ajit Wadekar. Ajit Wadekar has played only 2 ODI matches.
Ajit Wadekar, born on 1st April 1941, in Mumbai, of India, was a dauntleess left-hand batsman. He had featured in the Indian team as well as in the domestic first-class cricket for the Mumbai cricket squad.
It was the deep desire of his father to make him pursue the subject mathematics, so that later on he could establish himself as an engineer. But his budding cricketer son, was far more inclined towards cricket.
This cricketaholic made first-class debut for Mumbai in 1958-9. His phenomenal entrance in Test cricket , occurred in December 1966, against the West Indian cricket team at his home ground, the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Very soon, he could make his way to the prestigious Indian team. Since 1966, to 1974, he had taken part in 37 Test matches for India. He had usually been a front order batsman, batting at number 3. One of the notable among the number 3 batsmen, in the history of Indian cricket, Ajit Wadekar, was also one of the dexterous slip fielders, that India ever got.