November 02, 2013

Q TIME: AJIT AGARKAR


LOOKING BACK AT WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN A SPECTACULAR CAREER


Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle

(1) On his debut, a 21 year old Ajit Agarkar took the wicket of one of the best wicket keeper batsman of that time. Name the player who became his first victim in ODI cricket.
Andy Flower
Adam Gilchrist
Adam Parore
Ridley Jacobs

(2) Against which opposition did he win his first man of the Match award in ODI?
Sri Lanka
Australia
Bangladesh
Pakistan

(3) Ajit's best bowling figures in Tests came in the second innings of the second match of the 2003 Border-Gavaskar trophy at Adelaide which India won, our first win in this format on Aussie soil in over two decades. How many wickets did Agarkar claim after conceding 41 runs?
Four
Five
Six
Seven

(4) How many wickets did Ajit Agarkar take in his ODI career?
146
214
288
351

(5) In December 2000, he smashed a fifty against Zimbabwe which is still the fastest by an Indian in ODIs. How many balls did he take to cross the 50 run mark?
20
21
22
23

(6) Agarkar broke Dennis Lilee's record to become the fastest person to take 50 wickets in ODIs after he reached the fifty wicket mark in 23 matches. This record was later broken by which bowler?
Dale Steyn
Mitchell Johnson
Mohammed Aamir
Ajanta Mendis

(7) Agarkar scored his maiden test hundred at a historic test venue. Name the venue where he achieved this unique distinction.
Lords
MCG
Eden Gardens
Gadaffi Stadium

(8) The trio of Ajit Agarkar, Mohammed Asif and Bob Holland hold a a dubious batting record in 5 day cricket history. Which record are we talking about?
Three consecutive ducks
Five consecutive ducks
Seven consecutive ducks
Nine consecutive ducks

(9) Which IPL team did he play for in the first three editions of the IPL?
Mumbai Indians
Kings XI Punjab
Delhi Daredevils
Kolkata Knight Riders

(10) Which Ranji team did Agarkar captain?
Baroda
Maharashtra
Mumbai
Karnataka