Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar
() (born 4 December 1977 in Mumbai
- formerly Bombay
) is an Indian
, 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, in the mould of Kapil Dev
, who usually bats just below the wicket keeper at number 8, and often opens the bowling.
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
, Mumbai. He is married to a Muslim girl, Fatima Ghadially and they have a son named Raj.
Agarkar made his ODI
debut against Australia
, on 1 April 1998. He took the crucial wicket of Adam Gilchrist
in that match.
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... Read More