India middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma has paid rich tributes to Ajit Agarkar, who announced retirement from all forms of cricket a few days ago.

"He has been a tremendous servant for Mumbai and Indian cricket. It was a real pleasure to share the dressing room with Ajit and play alongside him in a Ranji Trophy winning squad. Mumbai will surely miss him," Rohit was quoted as saying by PTI.

India and Mumbai pacer Ajit Agarkar announced retirement from all forms of cricket on October 16, 2013.

The pacer informed about his decision to the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Wednesday.

"Ajit Agarkar has announced his retirement though I wanted him to continue. He said he did not want to block any youngster's place in the Mumbai team and wanted to announce it at the start of the season and allow someone else to settle down in the team," MCA President Ravi Savant told on Wednesday.