Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar is a famous cricketer of India. He is a good all-rounder. He came up through the India ranks and suddenly burst upon the scene in the late 1990’s as one of the most talented young all-rounder’s in the Indian cricket.
A nippy medium pacer, capable of moving the ball both ways and a more than useful late order attacking batsman, Ajit was hailed as the best thing to happen to Indian cricket after a long time. He raced to 50 wickets in One-Dayers, faster than anyone else, breaking the record held by Dennis Lillee.
He had a poor World Cup Tournament in 1999 and a nightmarish tour of Australia. His place in the National side came under severe scrutiny. But during 2000, Agarkar proved that he was far from being washed out.
Towards the end of the year, he hit the fastest half century by an Indian off only 21 balls to surpass the record held by Kapil Dev. During the World Cup 2003 his performance was satisfactory.