Ajit Agarkar: After the resignation of Chetan Sharma, the chair of BCCI Chief Selectors was lying vacant for many days. But on the last day BCCI has announced its national selectors. Former Indian cricketer Ajit Agarkar has been appointed for this post. Ajit Agarkar’s name was running at the forefront of the list of national selectors. However, after making him the new Chief Selectors, BCCI has also increased his salary. His salary is surprising. Ajit Agarkar become the chief selector of team India.
Increase in salary
Earlier such reports were coming out that the reason for the vacancy of the post of BCCI Chief Selectors was the low salary and probably because Virender Sehwag had turned down the post, due to which BCCI had to increase the salary. However, BCCI had to increase the entire Rs 2 crore, not Rs 1 crore, for this post. According to a report in Cricbuzz, earlier the BCCI used to pay Rs 1 crore to the chief selectors. But Ajit Agarkar will get Rs 3 crore for taking over as national selector.
Services were being given to Delhi Capitals
Former veteran bowler Ajit Agarkar was earlier a part of the IPL franchise Delhi Capitals. He was playing his role as a bowling coach for Delhi Capitals along with head coach Rickin Ponting. But now Ajit Agarkar will have to resign from the coaching unit of Delhi Capitals after becoming the new chief selector. Let us inform that BCCI had sought applications for the post of Chief Selectors on June 22 and Ajit Agarkar had also filled the application for this post. He was leading in this race. After which the BCCI selected him as the Chief Selectors.
How is his career
Ajit Agarkar has taken 58 wickets in 26 Test matches for India. At the same time, he has played an important role in ODIs. Ajit Agarkar has taken 288 wickets in 191 ODIs with an economy rate of 5.07. Apart from this, he took 3 wickets in 4 T20 matches.