|Ajit Agarkar Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||December 4, 1977|
Ajit Agarkar is an Indian cricket commentator, analyst, and former professional cricketer who had represented his country primarily in the longer formats of the sport (26 Tests and 191 ODIs), between 1998 and 2007, as a frontline pace bowler. In the twilight of his career, he had also turned out in 4 T20I matches for India. He was an integral member of the Indian squads that had won the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy and the 2007 ICC World T20, the first time that India had won both those tournaments. In the Indian domestic circuit, he had played for his home city team of Mumbai (1996–2013) across all 3 formats. He had captained Mumbai to its record-extending and historic 40th Ranji Trophy (the premier domestic first-class cricket competition in India) title in 2013. In the IPL (Indian Premier League), he had played for Kolkata Knight Riders (2008–2010) and Delhi Daredevils (2011–2013). In 2013, he had announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Post-retirement, he has worked as a cricket analyst and commentator with several different TV networks and online cricket websites.
Ajit Balachandra Agarkar
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Ajit had attended the IES school in Mumbai but had switched to Shardashram Vidyamandir International School in Dadar West, Mumbai when he was in the 6th grade. After his high school graduation, he had joined the D. G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science, and Commerce in Matunga, Mumbai.
Cricket Commentator, Analyst, Professional Cricketer (Retired)
- Father – Balachandra Agarkar
- Mother – Meena Agarkar
- Siblings – Manik Agarkar (Sister)
- Others – Mazhar Ghadially (Brother-in-Law)
9 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ajit has dated –
- Fatima Ghadially (2002-Present) – Ajit got married to educationalist Fatima Ghadially in 2002. They have a son together named Raj Agarkar (b. 2005).
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
- Clean-shaven look
Ajit Agarkar Facts
- Exactly opposite to the role that he would go on to perform at the international level for India (a pace bowler who could bat a bit), Ajit’s early development was as a batsman who could bowl a bit. He used to score heavily in the inter-school Giles Shield tournament, at the under-16 tier, and had even made a triple century when he was 15 years old.
- He had ended his ODI career in August 2007 with 288 wickets in 191 matches. As of October 2021, he was still the 3rd-highest wicket-taker for India in ODI cricket, only behind Anil Kumble (334) and Javagal Srinath (315).
- In December 2000, in an ODI match against Zimbabwe, he had smoked 67 runs off just 25 balls with the help of 7 4s and 4 6s to propel India to a score of 301/6. He had reached the 50-run mark in that innings on the 21st ball that he had faced. As of October 2021, this was still the quickest 50 in ODIs by an Indian batsman.
- During India’s 1999-00 tour of Australia, he had been dismissed in 7 consecutive innings for a score of zero. This had earned him the nickname ‘Bombay Duck’.
Featured Image by Ajit Agarkar / Instagram