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Ajit Agarkar Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Ajit Agarkar Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth December 4, 1977
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Spouse Fatima Ghadially

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.

Born Name

Ajit Balachandra Agarkar

Nick Name

Bombay Duck

Ajit Agarkar as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2019
Ajit Agarkar as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2019 (Ajit Agarkar / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Residence

Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

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.

Occupation

Cricket Commentator, Analyst, Professional Cricketer (Retired)

Ajit Agarkar as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020
Ajit Agarkar as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020 (Ajit Agarkar / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Balachandra Agarkar
  • Mother – Meena Agarkar
  • Siblings – Manik Agarkar (Sister)
  • Others – Mazhar Ghadially (Brother-in-Law)

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Fast-Medium

Role

Bowler

Jersey Number

9 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ajit has dated –

  1. Fatima Ghadially (2002-Present) – Ajit got married to educationalist Fatima Ghadially in 2002. They have a son together named Raj Agarkar (b. 2005).

Ajit Agarkar and Fatima Ghadially, as seen in February 2021
Ajit Agarkar and Fatima Ghadially, as seen in February 2021 (Ajit Agarkar / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Salt-and-Pepper

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped, side-parted hair
  • Clean-shaven look

Ajit Agarkar as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2020
Ajit Agarkar as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2020 (Ajit Agarkar / Instagram)

Ajit Agarkar Facts

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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

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