Ajit Agarkar, a former Indian cricketer who played for the Indian national team and Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy, was born in Mumbai.
Mumbai won the Ranji Trophy for the 40th time under Agarkar’s leadership.
Agarkar has made a major contribution to Indian cricket by setting records such as the fastest fifty in one-day internationals and the fastest fifty wickets in one-day internationals.
In 1998, Ajit Agarkar made his Test and One-Day International debuts, respectively against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club and Australia at Nehru Stadium. In his first ODI, he took the critical wicket of Adam Gilchrist.
On December 1, 2006, he made his T20 debut against South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium.
Agarkar has also participated in IPL editions, making his IPL debut on April 18, 2008 with Kolkata Knight Riders against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Rise to Glory
Agarkar had one of the most impressive cameos against Zimbabwe, reaching fifty in just 21 balls. He scored India’s fastest ODI fifty.
Agarkar is also one of the few players to score a Test century at Lord’s, having done so during India’s 2002 tour of England.
He also led India to victory in 2003, when his career-best figures of 6/41 in Adelaide helped India win their first Test match in Australia in 20 years.
In ODIs against the West Indies in 2002, he hit a career-high 95. In an ODI against Zimbabwe in 2004, he smashed an unbeaten 40 in just 16 balls, helping India to victory once more.
In 2013, Agarkar announced his retirement from cricket in all ways. Following his retirement, he continued to stay connected to the game by working as a cricket analyst.