Former Indian cricket workforce quick bowler Ajit Agarkar says that if he had used the gloves given by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, he would have gotten extra runs from his bat today. If together with being the most effective quick bowler, he was additionally an awesome batsman within the decrease order.
His half-century in ODIs is recorded in batting. He has additionally scored a century in Test cricket. He scored this century in opposition to England on the historic Lord's floor and obtained his identify written on the stadium's honor board. <! –
Agarkar performed an unbeaten innings of 109 runs in that match.
Wanted to be a batsman
Agarkar initially wished to be a batsman and only a few individuals would know that within the early days of his profession, Agarkar was thought-about the subsequent Sachin Tendulkar of Mumbai.
Agarkar, 42, advised his former teammate Akash Chopra's 'Akashvani' present why he was known as the subsequent Tendulkar in Mumbai.
Agarkar stated, 'Actually to start with I wished to be a batsman. Ramakant sir was the coach of each of us throughout faculty days and he noticed one thing in me. Tendulkar was a giant identify popping out of his teaching. Before Sachin, Praveen Amre and plenty of different huge names have been there and so they did properly. Numerous names got here out of his academy.
'Then individuals thought I might turn out to be Tendulkar'
Agarkar stated, 'Initially, I used to attain good runs, then individuals thought that I might turn out to be the subsequent Sachin Tendulkar. Now while you play properly on the age of 16, you get to play IPL, however then it was step one to succeed in the nationwide workforce.
He stated, 'When I used to attain runs, there was a message that one other participant goes to come back from Mumbai. But at that age you solely take into consideration progress.
'Then Tendulkar gave the galves'
It was due to this nice efficiency of Agarkar that Tendulkar gave him his gloves.
Said Agarkar, Sachin gave me gloves. We have been in the identical faculty and so they felt that if somebody is doing properly, they gave me gloves. I didn’t know him a lot then. I didn’t use his pads, perhaps if I had used his gloves, I might have been a greater batsman.