Ajit Agarkar holds an outstanding batting record which even Aussie great player Ricky Ponting or Sachin Tendulkar don’t possess.
When it comes to batting legends, not every player has the authority to tease former Australian Captain Ricky Ponting. Apart from being a highly successful leader, Ponting was also a devastating batsman, who grabbed runs for fun & stands high in the run-scoring charts in both test matches & ODIs. But one achievement that kept Ponting little backward was a place in the Lord’s Honours Board. Despite holding a good record against England, Ponting never scored a century at the hallowed ground in London.
And this is the place where Ajit Agarkar can claim bragging rights & not only over Aussie’s legend Ponting but also Sachin Tendulkar. Agarkar scored an unbeaten 109 at Lord’s in 2002, though in a losing cause.
Agarkar has too much respect for Sachin to tease him about this fact he recently revealed that he had once given Ponting a friendly reminder of the fact when they shared the dressing room for Kolkata Knight Riders.
In an Interview with Gaurav Kapur for Spotify which was shared on YouTube, Agarkar was asked if he reminded Tendulkar of the fact, Agarkar said “Just too much respect for him to do that to him”. “But did it quietly to Ricky Ponting once, when he was playing for Kolkatta Knight Riders with me,” Agarkar said.
Agarkar said that he just laughingly asked him “How many Hundreds at Lord’s?” “Look, I mean, those guys…I would easily swap my one hundred with them for what they have achieved, it would be a bit too disrespectful to ask them,” Agarkar said.Speaking about his special innings he said “I was lucky enough to get a hundred there, and yeah, it’s a special memory.”
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