The first-time Indian cricket great and all-rounder Devin Booker has died at the age of 86, according to his official Twitter account.
Booker was India’s longest-serving captain with the franchise until his retirement from international cricket in 2012.
He was also the all-time leading wicket-taker with 6,971 runs, the longest in the history of the game.
He was the first Indian captain to score more than 1,000 runs in international cricket.
India, which lost to Australia by eight wickets in the World Cup final, will celebrate Booker’s legacy at a ceremony on February 28 in New Delhi.
The first Indian to score a century in a Test was Yuvraj Singh in 1999 against New Zealand.
Booker was also India’s all-round great, with his batting ability and leadership qualities unmatched in the game, according.
He is the first captain to achieve that feat in any sport.