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PHOTOS: Ajit Agarkar calls it a day

October 17, 2013 08:11 IST

PHOTOS: Ajit Agarkar calls it a day

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Ajit Agarkar announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday.

The Mumbai all-rounder represented India in 26 Tests, 191 ODIs and four T20 Internationals, from 1998 to 2007.

He took 288 wickets in ODIs and 58 in Tests. He was a member of the Indian team that won the inaugural ICC World T20, in South Africa, in 2007.


Image: Ajit Agarkar
Photographs: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

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Fastest fifty wickets in ODIs

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In 1998, Agarkar established a record for taking the fastest fifty wickets in ODIs, completing the tally in only his 23rd game.

His best performance in Tests was his match-winning 6 for 41 against Australia, at Adelaide, in 2003-04.

His finest performance with the bat in Tests was an unbeaten 109 against England, at Lord’s, in 2002.

In ODIs, his highest individual score was 95 against the West Indies at Jamshedpur in 2002-03.


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Photographs: Hamish Blair/Getty Images

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Served with distinction

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He led Mumbai to victory in the 2012-13 edition of the Ranji Trophy.

“Ajit Agarkar served India with distinction for nearly a decade. On behalf of the BCCI, I congratulate him on a fine career, and wish him all the best for the future,” BCCI president N Srinivasan said.

“Ajit Agarkar did his best with bat and ball, every time he set foot on a cricket field. He had a memorable ‘first innings,’ and hopefully his ‘second innings’ will be as eventful. To him, I would like to say, “Well played, Ajit!,” said Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Sanjay Patel.


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