- Caste: Brahmin
- Age: 44 Years
- Wife: Fatima Ghadially Agarkar
Some Lesser Known Facts About Ajit Agarkar
- Ajit Agarkar is an former Indian cricketer who was part of the national team in one-day matches and tests in the role of spearhead bowler in late 1990s alongside Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan as well as Ashish Nehra. He also played in India’s first T20I match with South Africa in December 2006. He is well-known for his fast, rhythmic runs who is able to deliver high-speed runs and also swing the ball in two ways. As an hitter He was successful as a soft-hitting lower-order.
- He started his career as a batter in his early years before he was introduced Ramakant Achrekar by his father. Ajit Agarkar at the age of sixteen years old
- His first significant batting display was in his inter-school Giles Shield tournament for the under-16s, where he scored an unbeaten triple century in the age group of fifteen. In the same vein the show-stealer performance in the Harris Shield under-19 tournament where the tournament was disguised as the next ” Tendulkar ” is in the process of making. India’s under-19 team during 1995 played at Lords. Ajit 3rd from the right, sitting
- In addition to batting, when he learned that an all-rounder was needed to be a part of the Bombay Ranji team, he focused on bowling and. The most important skill he has is bowling a conventional swing at the beginning of the game and a reverse swing later on during the game.
- A century was scored by him when he played his Sri Lankan Under-19 team in 1997. The Sri Lankan team was led by Kumar Sangakkara and India team by Akash Chopra . In addition he also played for India’s U-17s in England’s U-17s. He made his Ranji debut in 1996/97 for Bombay against Gujarat. Ajit Agarkar
- In the next few months, he would make an international appearance against Australia in the ODIs of 1998. It was the opening match in the Pepsi Triangular Series. India recorded 309 runs during the initial innings. Australia as they came in to bat recorded 100 runs at the start of the wicket. the pair of Javagal Srinath as well as Ajit Agarkar hit the biggest blows to Australia when Srinath was dismissed by Mark Waugh and Ajit Agarkar was the one to dismiss Adam Gilchrist. Gilchrist was unable to find the right line for the ball and pushed it towards slip , but it was safe in the fingers of Captain Azharuddin. Agarkar was able to score 31 runs in five overs and an efficiency of 6.20 in the match.
- The most well-known moment of his career came against Australia on December 12, 2003 at the Adelaide Oval in a 2nd test match. It was a game that India took the lead after beating Australia on the field in Australia after 22 years. Australia batted first and scored a massive 556 runs. Ajit Agarkar was the wicket taker in the inning which included Simon Katich and Adam Gilchrist. India as a counter-attack scored 523 runs. After that came the bowling performances which shifted the game towards India. Agarkar took his opener Justin Langer LBW. Captain Ricky Ponting The team also couldn’t last much longer , and was dismissed after the team’s score was just 18. In the same way, the remaining four batters Simon Katich, Andy Bichel, Jason Gillespie, and Stuart Macgill felt cheap and Australia did not manage to score just 196 runs, and set India the goal of 230. India was able to win this game. Ajit completed his match with 8 wickets, resulting in 160 runs. Ajit Agarkar is celebrating after he took the wicket against Australia in December 2003.
- However, Ajit Agarkar was the ODI bowler was regarded as Ajit Agarkar as The Test player. His debut performance in the ODI series gave the selectors another chance to feature him in the next series , which was played against New Zealand at Sharjah on 17 April 1998. India was playing 220 runs. Agarkar bowled the opening over and was the first to take the wicket within the beginning of the innings. Nathan Astle then had a partnership of 85 runs with captain. Stephen Fleming After that, Agarkar was dismissed by Agarkar Fleming with a scoring of 170. New Zealand got all out at 205, and Agarkar getting four wickets, after allowing 35 runs in just 10 overs. He kept impressing everyone with his 16 wickets over the next five games in against Zimbabwe, New Zealand, and Australia. Ajit Agarkar in ODIs
- In a test match on July 25, 2002 Ajit Agarkar was able to get his name listed in the Lords honor’s list after making a century against his adversaries; England. Agarkar took three wickets in England’s second innings, but that did not stop England from create a staggering target of 568 in the scoreboard. India was on the other side was a bit more sluggish. When greats such as Virender Sehwag Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t achieve their goals, Agarkar scored unbeaten 109 but was unable to prevent his team from being defeated with 170 in the final score. Ajit Aggarkar’s century in Lords
- On the 6th of November, 2002 Ajit Agarkar made 95 on the road against West Indies coming at number three in the pinch-hitter position. However, India lost the match by four wickets.
- The man was in the team in the time India were playing their initial T20I in their history with South Africa at Durban on 1 December 2006. In the match, India won convincingly and Agarkar was able to take wickets of top batsmen Herschelle Gibbs and AB de Villiers . Ajit Agarkar is a vocal opponent during an T20I match on the 1st of December 2006
- Ajit Agarkar was a man with an fascinating love story. He met his wife through a mutual friend in 1998, and after a 1999 Cricket World Cup in East Africa during which Fatima was along with her brother for a game that Agarkar was playing the game, they were in love with one and each other. But, Fatima being from a Muslim background it was difficult for her for their family to accept their love. However, eventually, they were able to win over their parents and, in 2002 Agarkar as well as Fatima both tied the knot. Ajit Agarkar together with wife Fatima Agarkar at the wedding
- Sachin Tendulkar was once a present to give the gloves of Sachin Tendulkar to Agarkar to commemorate his batting feat on cricket in the national circuit. When asked about that moment, Agarkar told,
“Sachin handed me gloves. We were at the same class and Sachin thought that someone was doing well, so he gifted me gloves. I didn’t really know him at the time. I didn’t use pads from him, but maybe I would have been an even better player by using his pads.”
- Ajit Agarkar home is a three-bedroom hall that covers 1500 sq ft of space. The design was created in the style of Sandesh Prabhu. When asked about his house, Agarkar told,
“Home is the spot where I can unwind and unwind, and spend time with my loved ones and my family. It’s my sanctuary and completely lifts my mood no matter how exhausted I feel. We’ve lived here for the last 10-years and Parel is very well connected and located situated in the middle of city. Our extended family members reside located in Dadar along with Cuffe Parade and from Parel it’s easy to travel. There are many basic facilities within reach. We have plenty of choices for eating out and shopping including Phoenix Mall as well as Kamala Mills close by.” Ajit Agarkar’s home Ajit The Agarkar’s Master Bedroom
- In a statement on Sourav Ganguly’s appointment as the BCCI chief, the BCCI head, Agarkar said,
“Sourav is likely to be the captain that I played the majority of matches with. We all are aware of the kind of leader he was throughout his career. He was a frequent participant in cricket, and I’m expecting great outcomes to be expected under his. He’s got clear thinking and understands exactly what he wantsand he’s quite a person.”
- Following his retirement, he was appointed as head of the Mumbai senior selection committee as well as the India’s National Team Selection Officer.
- In an interview on YouTube channel, he stated that the prospect of a hundred years at Lords can be a wish that has come to life for him. He also regards Zaheer Khan as his close friend. It is interesting to note that Agarkar has a higher bowling rate and strike rate than Zaheer as well as Srinath.
- He was retired from any form of cricket in the year 2013. Following his retirement, he began work as an analyst for cricket.
- He bowled 46 innings over 26 test matches, and has taken more than 58 wickets, bowling an the average 47.32 scores per wicket. Incredibly, 30 of those wickets were taken against Australia. 2003 was his best year, with 16 wickets. The best of his bowling was 6 for 41, which was against Australia in Adelaide the year 2003-04. All in all, he’s played 809.3 overs and has conceded 2745 runs at an average of 3.39. The best position for him to bowl is second number, in which he has picked up 27 wickets. In terms of his batting performance at the top of his game in the most long format He has scored 571 run at the average being 16.79. The highest scoring score of 109 NOT OUT that occurred in the match against England in the tournament at Lords at Lords in the year 2002. On that course the player has scored three sixes and 89 fours. He was a captain of Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid along with Virender Sehwag.
- Apart from Tests, he’s played in 191 games and has taken 288 wickets at an rate of 27.85 per bowl. It is interesting to note that he has 100 debuts ODI which has an average of 5.07. His highest score is 6 for 42 that was played against Australia on the 9th January of 2004 in Melbourne in a loss. He has two 5-wicket-hauls in ODIs. The other took place with Sri Lanka at Pune in 2005. He also has 10 wickets with four-wickets. He has had his best OOD wickets in the series in the match against Sri Lanka (49) followed by Zimbabwe (45). His highest economy against countries that play tests was in the match against Bangladesh at 4.04 scores per over. Outside of the Indian subcontinent, he has had the most wickets in the U.A.E. The year 1998 was the most successful year where there were 58 wickets taken in just 30 games. When it comes to his batting the player has scored 1269 run with an average strike rate and an average average 14.58 and 80.62 percent, respectively. On that particular course the player has struck 103 fours as well as 22 sixes. He was a captain of Ajay Jadeja, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar Sourav Ganguly Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, and Virender Sehwag.
- He’s played only 4 T20I and took three wickets for an economic value of 8.09. The four T20I He has played with South Africa, Scotland, Pakistan as well as New Zealand. He has played as captain of Virender Sehwag. MS Dhoni in T2oI. Ajit Agarkar with an unidentified fan at Disneyland in 2009.