Friday, January 19, 2007


Full Name : Ajit Balachandra Agarkar.
Birthday : Dec 4 , 1977
Birth Place : Mumbai
Country : India
Batting : Right hand batsman
Bowling : Right arm fast medium bowler.
ODI Debut : India vs Australia, at Kochi, on 1/4/98
Test Debut : India vs Zimbabwe at Harare , 1998/99

This right arm medium pacer from Mumbai is a thin looking fellow but is no push over which he proved by racing to 50 wickets in one day internationals faster than anyone else - breaking the record held by none other than Dennis Lillee. He came up through the India A ranks and in late 90s he was thought to be the most talented young all rounders in the Indian team. However, the thought shattered when he performed poorly in subsequent Tests and ODI's. After a nightmarish tour of Australia, his place in the national side came under severe scrutiny but the determination and talent of this young man helped him in overcoming all the problems. During the year 2000 he proved that he was far from washed up - particularly in the one day game. Towards the end of an eventful year for him, Agarkar hit the fastest half century - off only 21 balls - to surpass a famous record held by Kapil Dev, who reached the mark off in 22 balls in 1983. Now it is on the Indian selectors to take care of him for he seems capable enough to take charge of India's bowling in the coming years. But in his career he is really fighting with the physical hurts during the play.He is also looks like a Bollywood star or a super model.

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