As a professional sportsman, Ajit has represented several national and international teams:
- Mumbai Ranji Trophy
- West Zone
- Tata Sports Club
- Cricket Club of India
- Middlesex County (UK)
- IPL teams, Kolkata
- Knightriders and Delhi Daredevils for six seasons
- Ajit was also the Captain of the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team that won the title for the 40th time in 2013.
Ajit holds several international cricket records:
- Fastest 50 wickets in ODIs as a world record, achieving the feat from only 23 matches. He held the record from 1998 until 2009
- He holds the Indian record of scoring the fastest 50 in ODI: he scored 50 of 21 balls.
- He holds an all-rounder ODI world record – quickest in terms of the least number of matches played to take 200 wickets and complete 1000 runs.
- Some other performances were in Australia in the Test series of 1999 (highest wicket-taker), and also in the test series in 2003 at Adelaide Oval, Ajit took 6/41, to help India to win their first test in Australia in over 20 years.
- He was the best Indian bowler in the one-day series during India’s tour of West Indies in 2006.
- As a batsman, Ajit is one of the few Indian players who has scored a Test century at Lords against England during India’s tour to England in 2002 when he scored 109 not out.
- He is currently the 3rd highest wicket-taker (288) for India in ODI’s
On 16th Oct 2013, Ajit Agarkar announced his retirement from all forms of cricket and has taken on several roles since then:
- An employee of Tata Steel’s Corporate Communications team took voluntary retirement in 2015
- Expert Talent with ESPN – 2013 to 2019; and the contract is likely to be extended with the upcoming world cup in Australia
- A studio expert with Sky Sports during the 2011 World Cup
- Ajit is also an avid golfer and has represented the country in several leading corporate tournaments in Spain, Scotland.
- Chairman of the Mumbai Ranji Trophy Selection panel for 2 years
- Member of the Mumbai Cricket Improvement committee for 2 years
- Chairman of the Tata Sports Club for 5 years
As a retired sportsman, Ajit will also be representing the country in several veteran international cricket tournaments to be held in the US, UAE, etc that are scheduled in 2020.