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India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates with his teammates Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane(REUTERS)

'Look at Eng, Aus series': Agarkar highlights India's 'two biggest strengths'

PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 12:21 PM IST
  • Ahead of the India vs New Zealand WTC final, Ajit Agarkar was asked about India’s strengths in the past two years and the right-arm seamer gave an elaborate answer.
File photo of Ajit Agarkar in an ODI(Twitter)
File photo of Ajit Agarkar in an ODI(Twitter)

Agarkar predicts highest wicket-taker and run-scorer of WTC final

UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2021 02:04 PM IST
  • India and New Zealand take on each other in their bid to win the first-ever WTC final, which starts on June 18 in Southampton, England.
India captain Virat Kohli.(Getty Images)
India captain Virat Kohli.(Getty Images)

'Virat Kohli holds key for India's batting, has to score in WTC final': Agarkar

UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 02:29 PM IST
  • "Virat Kohli will have to get runs if India has to compete in this Test match, there are no two ways about it," Agarkar said during a discussion on Star Sports' Game Plan.
Virat Kohli's India have their work cut out. (Getty Images)
Virat Kohli's India have their work cut out. (Getty Images)

'You have just this one opportunity': Former quick on India's concern in Eng

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 09:49 AM IST
  • Former India bowler Ajit Agarkar, while speaking on the same, said that the batsmen will find it more difficult to adapt to the conditions than the bowlers.
From Left: Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja. (CSK/Twitter)
From Left: Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja. (CSK/Twitter)

'He is 3 players packed in 1': Agarkar says there's nothing CSK player can't do

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 07:16 PM IST
  • IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings have roared back in IPL 2021 and Ajit Agarkar says it's been made possible due to one player in particular.
File photo of RCB captain Virat Kohli(AP)
File photo of RCB captain Virat Kohli(AP)

'IPL has had a huge say on how Virat Kohli's overall career has panned out'

UPDATED ON APR 22, 2021 05:51 PM IST
  • IPL 2021, RCB vs RR: Ajit Agarkar said playing for a franchise like RCB which has always had a strong fan base has helped Virat Kohli in dealing with pressure situations much before jumping on the international circuit.
Kuldeep Yadav bowling in the nets. (Getty Images)
Kuldeep Yadav bowling in the nets. (Getty Images)

'Not good selection,' Former India quick not impressed with Kuldeep's omission

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:35 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: India made four changes to their Playing XI but the one name that went missing from the team sheet was that of chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav.
India's Rishabh Pant bats as Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine, right, watches during play on day two of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020.(AP)
India's Rishabh Pant bats as Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine, right, watches during play on day two of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020.(AP)

India vs Australia: ‘Rishabh Pant reminds me of Adam Gilchrist,’ says Glenn McGrath, Ajit Agarkar feels young wicketkeeper cops ‘unnecessary criticism’

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 08:39 AM IST
Alongside McGrath was former India fast bowler Ajit Agarkar, who feels that even though there is a bit of risk factor involved with Pant, he is too good a player to be ignored. Pant, who was not India’s first-choice wicketkeeper for the Adelaide Test replaced Wriddhiman Saha in Melbourne and is one of the few Indian batsmen to have struck a century in England and Australia in his first Test tour.
India’s stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane scored 12th Test ton against Australia in Melbourne(BCCI/Twitter)
India’s stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane scored 12th Test ton against Australia in Melbourne(BCCI/Twitter)

India vs Australia: ‘More Focussed than what he was in Adelaide’, Glenn McGrath says Rahane ‘is enjoying being captain’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 01:07 PM IST
Impressed with Rahane’s performance as a leader, legendary Australian pacer Glenn McGrath said he felt that Ajinkya Rahane is having pleasure in his role as captain and looking more determined than before.
Photo of Shubman Gill during the opening day of the Boxing Day Test against Australia at MCG(Twitter)
Photo of Shubman Gill during the opening day of the Boxing Day Test against Australia at MCG(Twitter)

India vs Australia: ‘Should have got an opportunity couple of years back’, Ajit Agarkar praises Shubman Gill’s heroics on debut

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 02:51 PM IST
Impressed by Gill’s batting show on debut, former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar reckoned that the 21-year-old should have got the opportunity a couple of years back.
Photo of BCCI’s new Chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma(Twitter)
Photo of BCCI’s new Chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma(Twitter)

Chetan Sharma named BCCI’s new Chairman of selectors; Kuruvilla and Debashish Mohanty also included

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 09:38 PM IST
The CAC will review the candidates after a one-year period and make the recommendations to the BCCI. The three new members will join Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh in the selection committee
Ajinkya Rahane (L) and former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar (L)(HT Collage)
Ajinkya Rahane (L) and former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar (L)(HT Collage)

India vs Australia: ‘This is a time when leader needs to stand up’, Ajit Agarkar suggests Rahane’s batting position in Kohli’s absence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar has said that he will be surprised if the stand-in skipper doesn’t promote himself at No 4 in the absence of Kohli for the remainder of the series.
File photo of Ajit Agarkar in an ODI(Twitter)
File photo of Ajit Agarkar in an ODI(Twitter)

11 candidates shortlisted, Ajit Agarkar frontrunner to become chairman of selectors

Mumbai | By Rasesh Mandani
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 09:07 AM IST
As per the new BCCI constitution, the candidate with the most Test caps becomes the chief selector. Sunil Joshi, is currently the chairman, having played 15 Tests. Harvinder Singh is the other selector from Central Zone. Apart from Agarkar, Abey Kuruvilla and Nayan Mongia have applied from West. From the North Zone Chetan Sharma, Maninder Singh, Vijay Dahiya, Ajay Ratra and Nikhil Chopra and from East—Shiv Sunder Das, Debashish Mohanty and Ranadeb Bose are known to have applied.
MS Dhoni and Ishant Sharma celebrate(HT/Subhendu Ghosh)
MS Dhoni and Ishant Sharma celebrate(HT/Subhendu Ghosh)

‘MS Dhoni used him as a guy who bowled a lot of overs’: Ajit Agarkar explains how former India captain made Ishant Sharma a better bowler

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:46 PM IST
Ishant, who burst onto the scene with a menacing spell against former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting in 2008-09, lacked the ability to take wickets in a bunch. He was always a bankable option but never quite the match-winner. Agarkar explained how Dhoni persisted with him to get the best out of the Delhi pacer.
Ajit Agarkar and Glenn McGrath(Getty Images)
Ajit Agarkar and Glenn McGrath(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: ‘It’s never fun to see’ - Ajit Agarkar reveals why watching the India-Australia white-ball leg was ‘killing’ Glenn McGrath

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 10:28 AM IST
India vs Australia: “It’s never fun to see. Watching the white-ball leg, it was killing Glenn McGrath,” revealed Ajit Agarkar
File image of Ajit Agarkar(Instagram)
File image of Ajit Agarkar(Instagram)

India vs Australia: ‘I don’t see any better option at this point,’ Ajit Agarkar identifies India’s No. 6 batsman for Australia Tests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 02:21 PM IST
India vs Australia: With Kohli’s departure, it is expected that Ajinkya Rahane will come to bat at Kohli’s position of No. 4, behind Pujara at 3, which leaves Hanuma Vihari likely to bat at 5. But with no Hardik Pandya, it leaves the race for the No. 6 slot wide open.
Indian bowler Abey Kuruvilla being congratulated by his teammates (File)(Associated Press)
Indian bowler Abey Kuruvilla being congratulated by his teammates (File)(Associated Press)

Former India fast bowler Abey Kuruvilla in fray to become national selector

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 02:07 PM IST
Both Agarkar and Kuruvilla are from Mumbai and played a lot of cricket together for both India and Mumbai. They are in fray to replace Paranjpe who held the West Zone selector’s position. The wealth of international experience in Agarkar’s kitty is set to give him the edge over all the applicants including Kuruvilla.
Kapil Dev, Ajit Agarkar and Jasprit Bumrah have delivered India’s three biggest match-winning contributions with the ball.(Getty Images)
Kapil Dev, Ajit Agarkar and Jasprit Bumrah have delivered India’s three biggest match-winning contributions with the ball.(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: From Kapil’s Melbourne Miracle to Agarkar’s Adelaide redemption, the best of Indian bowling in Australia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 08:06 AM IST
Each time India have performed well in Tests against Australia over the years, their bowlers have had a huge role to play. We recap some of the performances that stand out.
File image of Ajit Agarkar.(Getty Images)
File image of Ajit Agarkar.(Getty Images)

‘There is something about him who is so young and inexperienced’: Ajit Agarkar names player who could play for Team India soon

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 10:44 AM IST
The 2020 edition saw a lot of youngsters stand up and take responsibility on their shoulders to carry their team forward. The likes of Devdutt Padikkal, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tewatia, and Shubman Gill took home the plaudits due to their impactful performances during the tournament.
File image of Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik.(File)
File image of Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik.(File)

IPL 2020: ‘Something was not right in the camp,’ Ajit Agarkar explains reasons behind KKR’s struggles in UAE

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 07:19 PM IST
IPL 2020: Former India fast bowler Ajit Agarkar, who has played for KKR in the past, believes that there were things not right within KKR camp which affected their season.
Former India cricketer Ajit Agarkar(Twitter/ICC)
Former India cricketer Ajit Agarkar(Twitter/ICC)

Maninder Singh, Chetan Sharma apply for national selectors’ posts, Ajit Agarkar likely to throw his hat in

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 06:39 PM IST
While Agarkar couldn’t be contacted for a comment, it has been learnt that he would throw his hat in the ring and his credentials for the top job will be difficult to ignore considering his vast international experience (three ODI World Cups and one World T20 in 2007).
File image for former India quick Ajit Agarkar.(Ajit Agarkar/Instagram)
File image for former India quick Ajit Agarkar.(Ajit Agarkar/Instagram)

Ajit Agarkar picks his IPL XI, one huge name missing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 03:36 PM IST
Agarkar’s IPL XI is on predicted lines, except one big miss, especially considering the kind of IPL 2020 the player had.
Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen Virat Kohli.(PTI)
Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen Virat Kohli.(PTI)

IPL 2020, RCB vs SRH: ‘We still have not seen the best of Virat Kohi yet in the tournament,’ says Ajit Agarkar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 05:33 PM IST
IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has scored 424 runs in 12 games at an average of 90 and a strike rate of 122.54 in the season with 3 fifties to his name.
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni walks back to the pavilion after getting dismissed during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Rajasthan Royals.(PTI)
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni walks back to the pavilion after getting dismissed during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Rajasthan Royals.(PTI)

IPL 2020: ‘He is arguably one of greatest cricketing brains in the world,’ Ajit Agarkar says MS Dhoni needs to make one change for CSK

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 12:00 PM IST
IPL 2020: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar opened up the woes that CSK and Dhoni have faced this season on Star Sports’ Fan Week, and he suggested that Dhoni needs to change on thing.
Kolkata Knight Riders Dinesh Karthik with Eoin Morgan.(IPl/Twitter)
Kolkata Knight Riders Dinesh Karthik with Eoin Morgan.(IPl/Twitter)

IPL 2020: ‘Strange and not the right move’ - Ajit Agarkar on Eoin Morgan replacing Dinesh Karthik as KKR captain

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 04:28 PM IST
IPL 2020: The franchise replaced Dinesh Karthik with Eoin Morgan as KKR captain for the remainder of the season, after the former decided to step down from the role.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli walks towards the pavillion after being dismissed during IPL 2020.(PTI)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli walks towards the pavillion after being dismissed during IPL 2020.(PTI)

IPL 2020: ‘Not great decision making,’ Ajit Agarkar miffed with Virat Kohli’s captaincy, picks his ideal batting position

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 08:43 AM IST
IPL 2020: Agarkar pointed out a couple of tactical decisions, which he reckons, hurt RCB in each innings, first of which was Kohli giving the ball to Shivam Dube.
File image of MS Dhoni.(CSK/Twitter)
File image of MS Dhoni.(CSK/Twitter)

IPL 2020: ‘MS Dhoni depends a lot on him’ - Ajit Agarkar hopes CSK fast bowler maintains fitness levels

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 06:50 AM IST
IPL 2020: Even though Deepak Chahar has resumed training, Ajit Agarkar, the former India quick is rightly concerned about the fast bowler’s fitness, given the time he’s had to prepare.
File image of Harbhajan Singh(IPL Image)
File image of Harbhajan Singh(IPL Image)

IPL 2020: Why Chennai Super Kings may not miss Harbhajan Singh? Ajit Agarkar explains

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 10:44 PM IST
IPL 2020: Ajit Agarkar, the former India fast bowler feels that even though Harbhajan’s absence is a big void, it’s not like CSK are in a position where they’ll badly miss the services of the veteran India off-spinner.
File image of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.(File)
File image of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.(File)

Virat Kohli has shown more faith in fast bowlers than MS Dhoni, says former India pacer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 09:40 AM IST
Former India fast bowler Ajit Agarkar explained that while Dhoni depended a lot on slow bowlers, Kohli has shown more faith in his fast-bowling unit.
File image of Virat Kohli.(File)
File image of Virat Kohli.(File)

‘Hope he does that before he ends his career’: Ajit Agarkar wants Virat Kohli to achieve huge Test feat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 06:45 PM IST
Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar wants the current India skipper Virat Kohli to achieve a huge Test feat before he retires from the longest format.
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