29 Facts About Ajit Agarkar


Ajit Agarkar has represented India in more than 200 international matches in all three formats of the game.


Ajit Agarkar is the third highest wicket-taker for India in One Day Internationals and has represented India in the 1999 Cricket World Cup, 2003 Cricket World Cup, 2007 World Cup and was member of the inaugural 2007 ICC World Twenty20 winning squad, along with one of the joint winners of the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy, which was shared with Sri Lanka.


Ajit Agarkar played for the Delhi Daredevils and the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, and captained Mumbai to its 40th Ranji Trophy title in 2013.


Ajit Agarkar made his Test and ODI debuts in 1998 and T20I debut in 2006.


In 2013, Agarkar announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.


Ajit Agarkar holds the record for the quickest 50 in ODIs by an Indian coming off just 21 balls.


Ajit Agarkar was born on 4 December 1976 in Mumbai, to Meena and Balachandra Ajit Agarkar.


Ajit Agarkar started out as a batsman as a child before he was entrusted to cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar by his father.


Ajit Agarkar developed as a batsman who could bowl a bit during this time while practicing at the Shivaji Park.


Ajit Agarkar went on to perform consistently as a batsman scoring heavily in the inter-school Giles Shield tournament for the Under-16s making a triple century when he was 15.


Ajit Agarkar married Fatima Ghadially and has a son named Raj with her.


Ajit Agarkar was generally a wicket taking bowler being the fastest to 50 wickets.


Ajit Agarkar made his ODI debut against Australia at Kochi, on 1 April 1998.


Ajit Agarkar took the wicket of Adam Gilchrist in that match.


Frequent injuries to Srinath, Nehra, and Ajit Agarkar meant India struggled with pace bowling resources.


Ajit Agarkar was an important part of the hugely successful Indian team in 2002 and 2003 with Agarkar contributing some memorable performances with the bat and the ball.


Ajit Agarkar has performed better in ODI cricket, where he takes wickets regularly, although his economy rate is high.


Ajit Agarkar has had a number of good batting performances.


Ajit Agarkar was the best Indian bowler in the one-day series during India's tour of West Indies in 2006.


Ajit Agarkar holds the record of the fastest fifty in ODI's for India when he scored 67 not out in 25 balls at Rajkot against Zimbabwe in 2000.


Ajit Agarkar is currently the 3rd highest wicket taker for India in ODI's after Javagal Srinath and Anil Kumble.


Ajit Agarkar got a runner-up medal in 2003 World Cup.


Early in his career, Ajit Agarkar broke Dennis Lillee's world record for the fastest 50 wickets in ODIs, achieving the feat from only 23 matches.


Ajit Agarkar held the record from 1998 until 2009 when Ajantha Mendis achieved the feat from just 19 matches.


Ajit Agarkar holds the Indian record of scoring the fastest 50 in ODI: he scored 50 off 21 balls.


Ajit Agarkar holds another ODI record, which is the quickest in terms of fewest matches played to take 200 wickets and complete 1000 runs.


Ajit 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.


Ajit Agarkar represented Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League for three seasons.


Ajit Agarkar was the captain of the Mumbai team that won the 2013 Ranji Trophy.