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Ajit Agarkar announced Retirement from all forms of Cricket

Oct 17, 2013 16:56 IST

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.

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