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Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar

Name: Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar

Date of Birth: December 4, 1977

Place of Birth: Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra


Early in his career, Agarkar set a world record for the fastest 50 wickets in One-Day International matches (ODIs). Batting at number eight, he scored an unbeaten Test century at Lord's in 2002.

He made his debut on April 1st 1998 in Kochi (the first International one-day game played at the Nehru Stadium there). Though Agarkar was hit for a few runs, he ended up with the crucial wicket of Adam Gilchrist.

Agarkar also holds another world ODI record, which is the quickest in terms of least number of matches taken to take 200 wickets and complete 1000 runs. Agarkar achieved this feet in 133 matches breaking the previous record held by South African Shaun Pollock, who accomplished this feat in his 138th match.

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 in Matunga, Mumbai.

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