Ajit Agarkar announced Retirement from all forms of Cricket
Former India bowler Ajit Agarkar on 16 October 2013 announced Retirement from all forms of Cricket.
Former India bowler Ajit Agarkar on 16 October 2013 announced Retirement from all forms of Cricket. He played 110 first-class games in all, taking 299 wickets at 30.69, as well as 270 List A games and 62 T20s in a career that began in 1996-97.
About Ajit Agarkar
• Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar born on 4 December 1977, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra.
• Agarkar started his career as a capable batsman by scoring a triple hundred in junior cricket before shifting his focus to pace bowling.
• Ajits Agarkar's international career ran from 1998 to 2007, during which he featured in 26 Tests, 191 ODIs and 4 Twenty20 internationals.
• He scored a fifty off 21 balls in an ODI against Zimbabwe in Rajkot in 2000, which remains the fastest one-day fifty by an Indian.
• He took 58 wickets from his 26 Tests at a costly 47-plus per wicket and 288 in ODIs at just over 27 per victim with 6 for 41 in Adelaide against Australia in Tests in 2003-04 and 6 for 42 in ODIs, also against Australia at Melbourne on the same tour, as his best.
• His lone Test century (109 not out) in international cricket came at the Lord's cricket ground in London in 2002.
• He scored 571 runs in Tests between 1998 and 2006 and 1269 in ODIs from 1998 to 2007.
• He was a member of the Indian squad in the 1999 and 2007 World Cups held in England and West Indies respectively.
• He also represented Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and played four T20 Internationals, three of those in the inaugural World Cup won by India in 2007.
• Agarkar had led Mumbai, for whom he played his entire Ranji Trophy cricket, to the domestic first-class title in the 2012-13 season.