Ranji Trophy 2012-13 October 11, 2012

Agarkar to lead Mumbai in Ranji Trophy

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ajit Agarkar, the fast bowler, has been appointed captain of Mumbai for their first four matches of the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy. In February this year, he was, for the first time in his 16-year career, officially named Mumbai captain, for the limited-overs Vijay Hazare Trophy. Agarkar takes over the first-class side from Wasim Jaffer, who stepped down in February.

Agarkar's appointment as captain earlier in the year marked a turnaround in his relations between the Mumbai Cricket Association. In November 2011, Agarkar had left the team in Cuttack as he was disappointed at not being picked in the XI for a Ranji Trophy match against Orissa. He consequently withdrew from the squad for the entire Ranji season but reconciled his differences with the board in a meeting with Milind Rege, then Mumbai's chairman of selectors, Ratnakar Shetty, the then MCA vice-president, and Nitin Dalal, the MCA secretary, in February 2012.

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  • akshay on October 13, 2012, 3:12 GMT

    guys those who say that aggy is nt a good allrounder then u all r blnd ppl...u cant fgt his fastest fifty which yt d fastest by an indian in ODI....jhis century at lords..his 95 against WI...n in 1998 his 12 ball 26 againnnst srilanka dt ws a winning performance by him....n his bowling is d best no1 in india can bowl bttr yorkers dn aggy n depth ovrs ..consistent wtih his pace .. his economy rate is 5.16 n other indian fast bowlers gt more dn 5.50..he is d best all rounder n i love him a lot ..hope dt new selectn commitee give him anothr chance....:) AGGY ROXXXX

  • Ashok on October 12, 2012, 16:39 GMT

    Seems a bad decision. A third string fast bowler now, he will lock up a spot on the team. Unless he can bat well enough at no. 6, it is a wasted place in the team.

  • Dummy4 on October 12, 2012, 8:26 GMT

    All d best aggi.... he got better List A and ODI stats than Zaheer

  • Lokesh on October 12, 2012, 3:54 GMT

    His ODI record better than Zak, see stats..

  • Dummy4 on October 12, 2012, 3:33 GMT

    I am surprised to see fans of Aggi. Overrate bowler and so called all-rounder(By ravi shastri) who never did justice with his bat. His bowling cost us the very important match against SA in 99 WC. Cant forget.. I guess a retirement announcement is on its way and making him a captain is way of mumbai board "thank u" to Aggi.

  • Devadatta on October 12, 2012, 2:27 GMT

    Hope he bats at 6 and opens the bowling. If he does well, can still fill in the role for Team India Robin Singh used to play in late 1990's. All the best Ajit.

  • pradeep on October 11, 2012, 17:17 GMT

    The best part of Ajit Agarkar is either people love him or hate him.. Thats d biggest achievement of the man........there is not many people who say he is a good cricketer..either people love him or hate him..an i love u like anything Ajit............

  • Dummy4 on October 11, 2012, 15:01 GMT

    So happy for Ajit.... A compliment and a Recognition long deserved. Like Pandez said, the least that the Board can do is to give him a farewell series. A man who truly stood for India and gave 200% on the field all the time. I hope the new bunch of selectors recognize the "not so young" but "ever-fit" Agarkar's contribution to the game for the past 15 years.

  • Dummy4 on October 11, 2012, 14:57 GMT

    Happy for him should have been given this responsibility much earlier, this has been one talent not handled properly by our cricket board.

  • pradeep on October 11, 2012, 12:28 GMT

    Duly deserved Ajit Agarkar. A guy who has represented the country so many times needs to get added responsibility. I am so happy for him. I am his greatest fan. Hope the change of selection panel gives him the opportunity to at least give a decent farewell and also completing his 300 odi wickets. All the best Agarkar.

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