Ajit Agarkar

  • Ishant's absence has hurt Team India in this Test: Agarkar July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on Tuesday said missing out on Ishant Sharma's services in the ongoing third Test at Southampton has hurt the team in the ongoing match. "Obviously, you want a form player to play throughout. You don't want the guy to miss out on any cricket when...
  • Decided to retire with no chance to play for India again: Ajit Agarkar October 17, 2013

    Ajit Agarkar, who called it a day on Thursday, was once considered the man who could play the role of a genuine allrounder India kept searching since Kapil Dev quit the scene. Though he didn't live up to that reputation, Agarkar went on to have a fairly satisfying career as...
  • Ajit Agarkar retires from all forms of cricket October 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Ajit Agarkar, the Mumbai player who established the record for taking the fastest fifty wickets in ODIs, on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket from immediate effect. The 35yearold allrounder who was involved in some magnificent Indian victories both home and away, decided to call it...
  • Factfile: A statistical look at India v Zimbabwe in ODIs July 22, 2013

    Ahead of the fivematch ODI series starting July 24, we present a statistical overview of IndiaZimbabwe matches, including records, achievements and trivia from 19932010. Overall, India have played Zimbabwe 52 times in ODI cricket, winning 39 and losing ten matches for a winloss percentage of 3.90. The two teams have...
  • Irani Trophy: Agarkar out, Nayar to lead Mumbai February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Newlycrowned Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai will be without their captain Ajit Agarkar for the Irani Trophy against the Rest of India (ROI) because of a groin injury. "Agarkar has been ruled out of the match because of a groin injury, which he picked up during the final. The team will...
  • Youngsters key in Mumbai's Ranji win January 28, 2013

    Mumbai thrashed Saurashtra by an innings and 125 runs to bag the Ranji Trophy title for the 40th time. ...
  • Cash bonanza for Ranji winners Mumbai January 28, 2013

    Mumbai: The triumphant Mumbai Ranji Trophy squad, which lifted the coveted title for a phenomenal 40th time by whipping Saurashtra by an innings and 125 runs in the final here on Monday, will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 3 crore by their parent association, MCA. "The champion team...
  • Tendulkar praises Mumbai's Ranji win January 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar on Monday lavished praises on his Mumbai teammates for winning the Ranji Trophy title for the record 40th time. "We won for the 40th time. Mumbai has again showed that it is a champion side. We have a good team, nice blend of youngsters and senior players,"...
  • Agarkar terms Ranji win as biggest January 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Ajit Agarkar, the captain of the Mumbai side that won the Ranji Trophy title for the record 40th time on Monday, termed the victory as one of the biggest accomplishments of his career. "Winning Ranji Trophy is not easy and as the years have gone by it has become even...
  • Ranji Trophy final, D 3: as it happened January 28, 2013

    Saurashtra were rolled over for 82 in their second innings with only 2 batsmen reaching double figures as the hosts romped home by an innings and 125 runs....
  • Ranji Trophy final, Day 2: As it happene January 27, 2013

    Mumbai ended day two at 287 for 6, leading Saurashtra by 139, with Hiken Shah not out on 41 and Kulkarni batting on 18....
  • Mumbai stamp superiority on day 1 January 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai put the first step towards clinching their record 40th Ranji Trophy title as they bowled Saurashtra out for just 148 on day one of the final at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. It was a case of an abject surrender by Saurashtras batsmen, who couldnt have the measure...
  • Ranji Trophy final blog: As it happened January 26, 2013

    Mumbai ended day one at 19 for 0 after bundling our Saurashtra for 148 in 75.3 overs. ...
  • Ranji: Saurashtra out to upset Mumbai January 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Saurashtra will be chasing their maiden Ranji Trophy title when they take on Mumbai in the final at the Wankhede Stadium from Saturday. The Jaydev Shahled side has had a superb journey so far, winning three, drawing five and losing just one of the nine matches they played this...
  • 'Mumbai are favourites in Ranji final' January 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran Saurashtra batsman Sitanshu Kotak feels that the starstudded Mumbai side gunning for their 40th Ranji Trophy title will be favourites in the summit clash starting on Saturday. "Mumbai is a big team with Sachin Tendulkar playing as well. Then there are players like (captain) Ajit Agarkar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Wasimbhai...
  • Sachin's presence makes Mum favourites January 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar's presence in the upcoming 201213 Ranji Trophy final at the Wankhede Stadium gives hosts and 39time tournament winners Mumbai a huge advantage, a fact acknowledged by players on both sides. Ahead of what will be Tendulkar's 36th appearance for Mumbai and his sixth Ranji Trophy final, the...
  • Ranji Trophy: Mumbai edge out Services to reach final January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Mumbai bowlers, led by Dhawal Kulkarni, ran riot on Monday and skittled Services for 240 to take the first innings lead of 214 runs and advance to the Ranji Trophy final for the record 44th time. Resuming from their overnight score of 164 for 3, the hosts capitulated...
  • Ranji Trophy: Mumbai vs Services semifinal set for sizzling finale January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Services put up a spirited show on the fifth day of the second Ranji Trophy semifinal against 39time champions Mumbai by reaching 164 for 3 at stumps in response to the visitors first innings total of 454 for 8. The match is evenly balanced at this point with...
  • Ranji Trophy SFs, Day 3: As it happened January 18, 2013

    Punjab are struggling against Saurashtra. Saurashtra are all set to go through to the final....
  • Ranji Trophy: We're focusing on first innings lead, says Agarkar January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Mumbai skipper Ajit Agarkar rose to the occasion and whacked his fourth firstclass hundred on Thursday to put his team, which was reeling at 169 for 6 at one stage, in a position of complete dominance against Services in the second Ranji Trophy semifinal against Services. The 35yearold...
  • Ranji Trophy SFs: Agarkar, Tare tons put Mumbai in command January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: On a day when bad light halted play several times, Mumbai skipper Ajit Agarkar and Aditya Tare scored centuries to propel the visitors to a commanding 380 for 6 at the end of day two in the Ranji Trophy semifinal against Services. The 211run stand for the seventh...
  • Ranji Trophy, SFs, Day 2: as it happened January 17, 2013

    While in the other semifinal at Rajkot, Punjab were 41 for 0 at stumps and trailing by 436 runs against Saurashtra on day 2....
  • Marathe included in Mumbai's Ranji squad January 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Wicketkeeperbatsman Sushant Marathe replaced batsman Shoaib Sheikh in the Mumbai squad that will take on Services in the Ranji Trophy semifinal at the Palam ground in New Delhi. MCA joint secretary Nitin Dalal informed that 27yearold Marathe, who has so far played 13 firstclass matches has been included as a...
  • Sachin to bat at number four, says Agarkar January 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai skipper Ajit Agarkar on Saturday said veteran batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who recently retired from ODIs, will bat at number four in the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal clash against Baroda. "We have got Sachin back, which is great. Someone like him showing keenness to play, it obviously helps. That experience...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A, Round 8, Day 2: MP reach 191 for 5 against Mumbai December 23, 2012

    Indore: Young Satyam Choudhary remained unbeaten on 73 as Madhya Pradesh reached 191 for five in reply to Mumbai's first innings score of 304 in a Ranji Trophy group league encounter at the Holkar Stadium here on Sunday. Satyam and former India colts player Harpreet Singh (26 batting, 5x4) added 37...
  • Agarkar rues dropped catches after drawn game December 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai skipper Ajit Agarkar on Tuesday rued the dropped catches in the first innings and said it was the turning point of the match. "The turning point was dropping a few too many catches on the first day. If you let a side score 580, it's never easy chasing...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 6, Day 1: Mandeep puts Punjab on top December 8, 2012

    Mumbai: Punjab riding on Mandeep Singh's unbeaten century reached 295 for 4 at stumps on day one against Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday. Mumbai skipper, Ajit Agarkar won the toss and opted to field, but the visitors showed resilience and at the end of day's play managed to...
  • Punjab game crucial, says Mumbai skipper Agarkar December 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai captain Ajit Agarkar said his side's Ranji Trophy Group A league match against tabletoppers Punjab, starting here at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday, is crucial from the point of view of the team's progress to the knockout stage of the tournament. "We are third in the group and we...
  • Agarkar returns from injury to lead Mumbai against Punjab December 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Fitagain Ajit Agarkar will lead Mumbai against Group A toppers, Punjab in the Ranji Trophy league match at the Wankhede Stadium here from December 811. Agarkar missed the side's previous three games after picking up an injury in the seasonopener against Railways, at the same venue. In the upcoming...