Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar

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Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar

Born: 4 December 1977

  • He is a former Indian cricketer, who had represented India in more than 200 international matches in all three formats of the game.
  • He is the third-highest wicket-taker for India in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and has represented India in the 1999 Cricket World Cup and the 2007 World Cup, although he did not feature in any of the matches during the 2003 World Cup, in which India reached the finals.
  • He played for the Delhi Daredevils and the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and captained Mumbai to its 40th Ranji Trophy title in 2013.
  • He made his Test and ODI debuts in 1998 and T20I debut in 2006. In 2013, Agarkar announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • Post-retirement, Agarkar began a new career as a cricket analyst.
  • He holds the Indian record of scoring the fastest 50 in ODI: he scored 50 off 21 balls. Agarkar also holds another ODI record, which is the quickest in terms of least number of matches played to take 200 wickets and complete 1000 runs.
  • He achieved this feat in 133 matches breaking the previous record held by South African Shaun Pollock, who accomplished this feat in his 138th match.

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