The Unsung Hero of Indian Cricket [ Ajit Agarkar ]
Well, there are lot of cricketers, who came in made an early inroads, got stardoms and got disappeared, it’s like a Cinderella’s fairytale in Indian cricket.
Well we are not talking about the Uttapa’s or Rohit sharma’s or Ishant sharma’s. I am talking about Ajit Agarkar, Man who has the record of fastest 50 scored by an Indian. Man who has the 2nd fastest 50 wickets in ODI’s. He has uncanny ability of taking lot of wickets, by conceding runs. But it unfair to say only he concede lot of runs, you should keep him out of Indian team. Look at Ishant sharma kind of phase he is in within 1 year of international cricket, whenever he comes and bowl to a batsmen it looks like you are guaranteed to see atleast 2-3 boundaries in that over.
Ajit Agarkar is the totally forgotten by Indian selectors now, then focusing on youth rather than the experienced guy like agarkar, who has 288 ODI wickets to his name more than Kapil dev I guess. His encomy was on higher times at those times, but 6 an over is almost unacceptable and team chase down 300 plus targets within no time.
Ajit has a good bouncers which can surprise batsmen along with his pace. Man he is 30+ still bowls speeds better than Ishant’s or any other bowler in the Indian circit now.
He is very good middle lower down batsmen and got a ability to make runs and he showed that in many occasion, one in Lords test that Indian lost, there he scored a century , even great little Sachin tendulkar deprived of. He scored a match winning innings on hell lot of occasions even in ranji’s.
How can we forget his match winning bowling performance in Sydney test where he picked 6 Aussies wickets, where the wicket was conducive for Spin bowling
Look at Zaheer he become wiser by age. Earlier he used to bowl all over the place but now he is 30+ and form of his life.
Indian selectors must give him a last chance, when they can give Rahul a chance why can’t Ajit. Look at the way he performed in the Ranji throphy final with 7 wicket haul.
All the best Ajit, I still feel you have a guts to make it to Indian team
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