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This Indian cricketer became the quickest to reach 50 ODI wickets and also scored the fastest ODI 50

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 December 2018, 13:23 IST
Ajit Agarkar

Former Indian cricketer Ajit Agarkar, who is the quickest fast bowler to reach 50 ODI wickets also slammed the fastest ODI fifty for India off just 21 deliveries. Agarkar achieved this feat against Zimbabwe on December 14, 2000, he surpassed Kapil Dev, who have scored fifty off 22 balls against West Indies on March 29, 1983.

Agarkar played 191 ODIs for India scoring 1269 runs at an average of 14.58 and took 288 wickets at an average of 27.85. Agarkar also played 26 Tests for India in which he took 58 wickets at an average of 37.32. Ajit was the captain of Mumbai in Ranji Trophy and led the team to its 40th title in 2013.

India is currently playing a four-match Test series against Australia in Australia, where India is 1-0 up in the series.

Virat Kohli and company won the first Test match against Australia in Australia and made a record by becoming the first Indian team to win the first Test match down under. The Indian team won the match by 31 runs to lead the series by 1-0.

It was India’s third closest Test win after winning a Test against Australia in Mumbai by 13 runs and then in Kolkata by 28 runs against England in 1972-73. India is the second Asian side to win the first Test of a series in Australia after Pakistan.

 

First published: 14 December 2018, 13:23 IST
 
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