Ajit Agarkar


Ajit Agarkar

Infobox cricketer biography
playername = Ajit Agarkar


country = India
fullname = Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar
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monthofbirth = 12
yearofbirth = 1977
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batting = Right-handed
bowling = Right arm fast-medium
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testdebutdate = October 7
testdebutyear = 1998
testdebutagainst = Zimbabwe
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lasttestdate = January 17
lasttestyear = 2006
lasttestagainst = Pakistan
odidebutdate = April 1
odidebutyear = 1998
odidebutagainst = Australia
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lastodidate = September 5
lastodiyear = 2007
lastodiagainst = England
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year1 = 1997/98–present
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best bowling1 = 6/41
catches/stumpings1 = 6/–
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matches2 = 191
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100s/50s3 = 2/10
top score3 = 109*
deliveries3 = 13397
wickets3 = 233
bowl avg3 = 29.35
fivefor3 = 10
tenfor3 = 0
best bowling3 = 6/41
catches/stumpings3 = 26/–
column4 = List A
matches4 = 254
runs4 = 2099
bat avg4 = 17.63
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wickets4 = 391
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fivefor4 = 3
tenfor4 = n/a
best bowling4 = 6/18
catches/stumpings4 = 68/–
date = September 15
year = 2008
source = http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/7/7111/7111.html CricketArchive

Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar ( _mr. अजित भालचंद्र आगरकर)audio|Ajit Agarkar.ogg|pronunciation (born 4 December, 1977 in Bombay - now Mumbai) is an Indian international cricketer, who has been on the fringes of the Indian side in both tests and one day matches since his debut in 1998. He is a fast bowling all-rounder, who usually bats just below the wicket keeper at number 8, and often opens the bowling.

Personal life

A resident of Narayan Pujari Nagar on Worli Seaface, he was raised by his grandparents at Shivaji Park where many a great cricketer practised and went on to play for India. He is an alumnus of Ruparel College in Matunga, Mumbai. He is married to Fatima and they have a son named Raj.

Career

He made his debut on April 1st 1998 in Kochi. Agarkar took the crucial wicket of Adam Gilchrist.

Throughout Agarkar's international career, he has been on the fringes of the Indian side. He was touted by many as being India's next great fast bowling all-rounder, like Kapil Dev, however his performances have never been consistent enough.

Amongst Agarkar's better performances were his performances in Australia in the test series of 1999, and also in the test series in 2003. At Adelaide Oval in 2003, Agarkar took 6/41, to help India to win their first test in Australia in over 20 years.

Agarkar has performed better in ODI cricket, where he takes wickets regularly, although his economy rate is high. He has also had a number of good batting performances.

He recently made a comeback to the one day side, and appears more consistent than previously in his career. He was the pick of the bowlers in the one day series during India's tour of West Indies in 2006. He is now a regular member of the Indian one day side.

Records

Early in his career, Agarkar set a world record for the fastest 50 wickets in One Day International matches (ODIs) in just 21 matches. Agarkar also holds another world ODI record, which is the quickest in terms of least number of matches taken to take 200 wickets and complete 1000 runs. Agarkar achieved this feat in 133 matches breaking the previous record held by South African Shaun Pollock, who accomplished this feat in his 138th match.

Batting at number eight, he scored an unbeaten Test century at Lord's in 2002.

External links

* [http://ind.cricinfo.com/db/PLAYERS/IND/A/AGARKAR_AB_06007129/ Cricinfo Player Profile : Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar]

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