Ajit Agarkar is one of the most prominent names to have applied for the national selector’s role’s as MSK Prasad’s tenure draws to a close. Agarkar has applied from the role from the west, Maninder Singh from north and Shiv Sundar Das from east. Meanwhile, Agarkar with his rich experience of playing at the international level is the front-runner for the post. Agarkar played two 50-over World Cup and the maiden T20 World Cup in 2007 which India won under the leadership of MS Dhoni.
Agarkar has played 231 international matches (191 ODIs, 26 Tests, 4 T20Is) and it was well known that he would apply for the role with his international experience. Meanwhile, it is highly unlikely that two people from the same zone will be kept in the selection panel.
Ajit Agarkar Applies For National Selectors Role
Sunil Joshi has applied from the role from south zone. Joshi too like Agarkar has good experience of playing international cricket for India. The former left-arm spinner has played 84 international games for India.
Meanwhile, former Indian spinner Chetan Sharma has also applied for the role. He was the first Indian to take a hat-trick in world cricket in the 1987 World Cup.
“Yes, I have applied for the selector”s post. I have no issues being an ordinary member of the panel. My main aim is to serve Indian cricket. I have played alongside legends like Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Dilip Vegsarkar, learnt a lot from them,” Chetan Sharma told PTI.
“Last time, it was Sarandeep Singh with less than 10 international games to his credit. It was a cruel joke on the system. At least we have Chetan and Maninder, two very reputed cricketers of their time applying for selector”s job,” a former BCCI office-bearer from North Zone said.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sundar Das who has applied from the east zone might find competition from Debashish Mohanty, Subroto Mukherjee who have applied for the role from the east zone as well.