Agarkar and the ducks

Following Surya Yadav’s saga of 3 ducks in 3 balls in an ODI series, we can look at another famous feat of duck-making, set by Ajit Agarkar in the 1999-2000 Test series against Australia.

In the first test, he made 19 and 0 (1 ball) thus including a golden duck.

In the second, he made 0(1) and 0(1)-a golden pair.

In the third, he went on to 0(1) and 0(2)-a golden duck followed by a silver duck.

This means he was dismissed 5 times in 6 balls, and recorded 5 successive 0s.

However, he was not that incompetent as a batsman. He had a first-class average of 28.75 with 4 centuries and a top score of 145. His Test average was 16.79.

He crossed 50 only once in Tests. That was when he made 109* at Lord’s in 2002.

This gives a nice quiz question-What batting feat was achieved by Agarkar but not by Gavaskar and Tendulkar ?

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