First-class cricket veteran and former India opener Wasim Jaffer became the first batsman to reach the 11,000-run mark in Ranji Trophy. He reached the milestone in Vidharbha’s around 3 matches against Baroda, at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur on Wednesday.
The Vidarbha batsman played with a patient knock (153 off 284 balls) until he ran himself out. He had been supported by skipper Faiz Faizal in the other end, and the duo contributed 300 runs to the scoreboard before Jaffer took the long walk back to the pavilion.
Jaffer, that made his first-class introduction in 1996-97, remains up for the fight. In a previous chat with Sportstar, he had stated, “I still enjoy playing cricket. That is the most important thing. That motivation hasn’t diminished.”
The 40-year old opener is currently the maximum run-scorer in Ranji Trophy cricket, exceeding Amol Muzumdar.
Vidarbha cricketer Wasim Jaffer on Wednesday became the first batsman to reach the 11,000 run markers in Ranji Trophy as his side played with Baroda in the round 3 matches in the VCA Stadium in Nagpur.
Former India opener Jaffer, who’s enjoying another brilliant domestic season, place on 300 for the 2nd wicket with captain Faiz Fazal before getting run outside on 153. He finished 11000 runs in Ranji Trophy when on 97 and is currently the highest run-scorer at Ranji Trophy cricket, exceeding Amol Muzumdar.
Wasim Jaffer becomes first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Ranji Trophy
Wasim Jaffer on Sunday became the first player to reach the 10,000 run-mark in Ranji Trophy cricket. The former India batsman reached five characters when he scored 9 runs for Vidarbha against Bengal on Day two of Group A game at Jadavpur University second campus floor in Kolkata.
“It’s not like before where you scored 1,000 runs and you are in the reckoning. If you score these many runs, you may only end up playing for India A. But to enter the Indian side, you want a stage such as the IPL, in which you perform against the best players and get noticed,” he added.
Wasim’s nephew Armaan Jaffer can be in the limelight these days following slamming an unbeaten triple century for Mumbai in their U-23 Col CK Nayudu Trophy against Saurashtra. The 20-year old returned to action after a gap of 15 months due to injury.
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