41-year-old Wasim Jaffer reaches another landmark; creates history in Ranji Trophy

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Wasim Jaffer, the most successful batsman in the history of India’s domestic cricket, has reached yet another milestone in his career when he came to field for Vidarbha against Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy 2019-20 on Monday.

Jaffer became the first cricketer in the history of Ranji Trophy to appear in 150 matches. The second cricketer on this list is Devendra Bundela, and Amol Majumdar is at the third spot.

MP’s Bundela has appeared in 145 matches, whereas Majumdar of Mumbai has played 136 games.

Jaffer has been an essential part of the title-winning Vidarbha team in the last two years. He achieved the rare feat during the opening game of ‘Group A’ between Vidarbha and AP.

The 41-year-old batsman has played 253 first-class games in his career and has amassed 19,147 runs at an average of 51.19. He has scored 57 hundreds and 88 fifties with 314* being his highest.

Jaffer has also represented India in 31 Tests between 2000 and 2008, scoring 1944 runs, which included five hundreds and 11 fifties.

The veteran cricketer also has two double hundred to his name – a score of 212 against West Indies in 2006 at St John’s and 202 against Pakistan in 2007 at the Eden Gardens.

In 2018, Jaffer became the first cricketer in the history of the Ranji Trophy to go past 11000 runs.


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