Ajay Ratra

Country: India
Born: December 13, 1981, Faridabad, Haryana
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium

Ajay Ratra Bio

Ajay Ratra, the promising cricketer from India, rose to fame at a young age with his impressive skills as a wicketkeeper-batsman. Born on December 13, 1981, in Faridabad, Haryana, Ratra made his mark in the world of cricket with his exceptional performances and achievements.

At the age of 20, Ratra made history when he became the youngest wicketkeeper to score a Test century. This milestone was achieved during a Test match in Antigua in 2002. Not only did he become the youngest, but he also became the second Indian wicketkeeper to score a Test century overseas. This exemplary performance showcased his potential and made him a name to remember in the cricketing world.

Despite his early success, Ratra faced a series of challenges in the coming years. After losing his place in the Test side to Parthiv Patel and in the one-day side to Rahul Dravid, who was appointed as the keeper, his career took a downturn. However, Ratra’s determination and passion for the sport kept him going.

Known for his slight build, Ratra displayed remarkable agility and alertness behind the stumps. His nimble footwork and safe hands made him a reliable wicketkeeper, capable of fast reflexes. His early exposure to cricket through the Indian under-19 team proved to be beneficial. Under his captaincy, the team clinched victory in the Youth World Cup in early 2000. Ratra’s leadership skills and exceptional performance were further highlighted when he led the team to triumph over England in a home series.

Ratra’s journey to success was paved with valuable guidance from renowned mentors like Rod Marsh and Syed Kirmani. His time spent at the National Cricket Academy helped him refine his skills and contributed to his selection in the Indian team. His selection was notable as the Indian selectors had experimented with six different keepers in just a year, emphasizing the difficulty of securing a spot as a wicketkeeper in the national team.

Currently, Ratra’s chances of making a comeback in international cricket depend on his performance with the bat for Haryana, the team he captains. He shoulders the responsibility of leading the team and strives to excel in every opportunity he gets on the field.

Ajay Ratra’s journey in cricket has been a testament to his determination, perseverance, and love for the sport. His achievements at a tender age and his ability to overcome setbacks demonstrate his potential as a seasoned player. As he continues to pursue his passion for cricket, Ratra’s fans eagerly await his return to the international limelight, hoping to witness more of his exceptional talent.

Ajay Ratra Career Stats

Ajay Ratra Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 10 1 163 115* 18.11 533 30.58 1 0 14 0 11 2
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 12 8 1 90 30 12.85 127 70.86 0 0 8 0 11 5
FC 99 157 24 4029 204* 30.29 - - 8 17 - - 233 27
List A 89 74 13 1381 103 22.63 - - 1 6 - - 78 30
T20s 17 14 0 191 54 13.64 192 99.47 0 1 19 0 12 1

Ajay Ratra Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 6 1 6 1 0 - - - 1 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 99 - 6 1 0 - - - 1 - 0 0 0
List A 89 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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