Ajay Ratra is a well-established Wicket-taker Batsman. He came into the world on December 13, 1981. Further, he belonged to Faridabad, Haryana. He has the nickname Ratra. Even, Ratra is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium bowler.
A profound wicket-keeper batsman played 6 Test Series and 12 one-day international matches as a Former Indian Cricketer. For instance, In 2000, the Under-19 world cup was held and won by India. Ratra was part of the winning team.
His first intake for cricket was from National Cricket Academy. Hence, the academy is situated in Bangalore. However, He brushed up his abilities under the guidance of Rod Marsh and Syed Kirmani.
Ajay Ratra ODI Experience:
In 12 months, the selectors appraised six wicket-keepers. Moreover, one of the wicket-keepers from the other six wicket-keepers was Ajay Ratra. Also, he made his first One-day International debut against England.
In 2002, The match took place at the Eden Gardens. During 8 One-day International innings, He elevated his scores up to 30. Though he maintained his average rate of 12.85 was not sufficient to be a part of the ODI team.
Test Series Experience:
Indeed, his Test Series career was fair-minded six matches. For instance, Ratra could not enjoy success in One-day International. Though he had success in long format matches.
Ratra contrived his debut, where he played against West Indies. In 2002, The debut match took place in Queen’s Park Oval. Hence, Ratra got out for a cower in his Starting innings. In his first two Test Series, He earned almost 16 runs.
Yet, when undertaking, we glanced at Ratra. In Antigua, Ratra made 115 runs, not in the First Innings. At the age of 20 years, Ratra enhanced his career. Ratra earned the title of Youngest Wicket-Keeper who scored a century in the Test series. Also, the second Indian wicket-taker to do so in foreign countries conditions.
Indeed, the match resulted in a draw. Ratra earned the title of Man of the Match award for his startling performance in the match. Moreover, he failed to perform extraordinarily in his next 5 Test Series. He could not knock any drift.
Ajay Ratra Retirement As A cricketer:
Sadly, He lost his place of youngest wicket-keeping to Parthiv Patel. However, Ajay Ratra declared his retirement in July 2015. He earned 4029 runs in 99 List A matches played by him. He maintained an average of 30.29. In 89 List A matches, he scored 1381 runs for an average of 22.63.
Assistant Coach For Delhi Capitals:
In March 2021, Ajay Ratra was chosen as Assistant Coach. The team tends to learn under the guidance of India’s Former Wicket-keeper. Currently, He is in his 40’s.
Ratra’s statement on his appointment was, that he is very excited to work with Delhi Capitals, plentiful with the talent. He even said he could not wait to be part of the team. He tends to work under Australian cricket coach Rick Pointing.
Ajay Ratra Picks Team In Limited Overs:
As with passing days, the India Tour of Australia took place, Former Indian Wicket-keeper and Cricketer Ajay Ratra tended to pick the players. He thought of donning the gloves during the Limited-overs.
Having Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, and KL Rahul in the team. Former Indian players the Kings XI Punjab leader should maintain wickets.
Ratra went for Rahul over Rishabh Pant and Samson for his startling performance. Ajay Ratra chose KL Rahul- for his achievement in Orange Cap. He made the highest run in the Indian Premier League. KL Rahul is non-rigid in the batting order. Even, he proved himself as an asset for the team in instances.
However, Ratra believed in Rahul, as Rahul kept wickets while he played junior cricket, he didn’t appear to improvise.
Coaching Experience Of Ajay Ratra:
After his retirement as Cricketer, he got an opportunity to coach well-known teams. At the age of 39-year-old, He coached the Assam State team at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Tournament. He also coached for Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Ajay has received the opportunity to coach the Punjab state team. During the camp, He was there to help them with Fielding, and wicket-keeping with the Indian Women’s team.
Being an assistant coach for Delhi Capitals. Ajay Ratra is the first-time coach for the IPL team.
In 2002, Ratra created History. For a fact, he proved himself as the youngest wicket-keeper to score a century in Test Series. Even the 2 Indian wicket-keepers to score a century internationally.
For instance, Ajay Ratra got a chance from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC). He is chosen as ONGC manager of Corporate communications. He played six Test series. Also, he played 12 ODI matches for India.
In 2021, he joined Delhi Capitals as an assistant coach. He became part of the coaching staff. However, the coaching staff consists of Rick Pointing, Mohammad Kaif, Pravin Amre, and James Hopes.