On This Day: Ajay Ratra's profession didn’t final even a yr, but it recorded the perfect in his title

by Jeremy Spirogis
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You should have heard the title Ajay Ratra. The selectors had modified a number of wicketkeepers earlier than Mahendra Singh Dhoni's entry into the Indian crew as a wicket-keeper batsman. Ajay Ratra is one in every of them. He performed six Tests and 12 ODIs for India, however now the query arises as to why we’re telling you about Ajay Ratra. Today, 18 years in the past, Ajay Ratra made a giant file in world check cricket.

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On 12 May 2002, Ajay Ratra grew to become the youngest wicket-keeper batsman to attain a century in Test cricket. <! –

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                 He scored his first Test century on the age of 20 years and 128 days. India's crew led by Sourav Ganguly went on a West Indies tour.

The match was being performed towards the host crew in Antiga, which ended the draw as a consequence of this sensible 115-run innings by Ratra in troublesome instances. Ajay Ratra was additionally given the Man of the Match award.

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Ratra made one other file on this match in addition to being the youngest wicket-keeper to attain a century. He additionally grew to become the second Indian to attain a century on international soil. However this younger participant couldn’t preserve his kind for lengthy. Due to which they had been proven the best way out. Rathra, who began his profession in 2002, additionally performed the final worldwide match of his profession on the finish of this yr.

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