Ajit Agarkar dropped from Team Mumbai

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I had no idea he was still actively playing!

Ajit Agarkar, Mumbai's leading fast bowler, flew back from Cuttack on the first day of Mumbai's match against Orissa because he was disappointed at being dropped from the final XI. Agarkar was part of the 15-man squad and had played in the last game against Karnataka, but following the team meeting on Monday, he was told by the trio of captain Wasim Jaffer, coach Sulakshan Kulkarni and selector Ravi Thakkar that they had decided to pick Aavishkar Salvi ahead of him.

"They did not tell me before going I am not going to be the part of the eleven. I do not expect to not play Ranji Trophy for Mumbai," Agarkar told ESPNcricinfo. Agarkar had missed Mumbai's first two games of the season with a thigh injury and went wicketless in the third-round Elite group match against Karnataka, played at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai.

"My only issue is if they had decided beforehand in Mumbai they could have easily told me and I might not have gone to Cuttack," Agarkar said. "For someone who has been around for this long, just telling him night before the match that he is not in the playing eleven is not what you accept."



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agantuk

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He is Indian cricket's most successful failure. Plenty of potential, horribly inconsistent. The other similar guy whose name comes to mind is Vinod Kambli.
 

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Had he worked on his bowling skills and seriously implemented batting talent, he could have secured his place in the national team for long.
 


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why is it so surprising... he is still under 35, which is normally the age when pacemen stop playing... and this is only domestic cricket...
 

mhsabir

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Again, he might be too old to even dream an India comeback, but why playing for Mumbai surprises you? He even played 2012 IPL.