Sharma scored a staggering 31 centuries in Ranji Trophy, with a batting average of around 80, which second to Vijay Merchant. He was the 3rd player to achieve over 1000 runs in 1996-97 Ranji Trophy season. Ajay Sharma played in 6 Ranji Trophy finals for Delhi, scoring four centuries, but won only twice in 1985-86 and 1991-92. Sharma also played for North Zone in the Duleep Trophytournament.
Ajay Sharma was given the opportunity to participate in 31 One-Day Internationals. Indeed, before, introducing himself to Test cricket, he shot into the limelight of the ODI. His ODI debut was the India vs. West Indies at Kolkata, on January 2nd, 1988. Somehow, his left-arm spin helped in turning him into somewhat close to an all-rounder. This ensured his stay in the Indian team for sometime. The last ODI of Ajay Sharma was the India vs. West Indies at Ahmedabad, on November 16th, 1993. Although Ajay Sharma could not earn for himself enough popularity in the sphere of international cricket, still he was a big name in Delhi cricket.
Batting and Fielding Averages
In 1999-2000, Ajay Sharma established himself in the acme of his perfection. He was elected as the topmost run scorer of the Ranji Trophy. He has an awesome record of 31 centuries in Ranji cricket. Ajay Sharma was indeed a stalwart of domestic cricket in India. But in the year 2000, his Cricket career ended at the age of 36, after he got entangled in a match-fixing scandal and received a life ban from cricket.