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Wasim Jaffer: The run making master-blaster of Domestic cricket

Right-handed opening batsman, Wasim Jaffer turns forty today. Born in Bombay, Maharashtra on 16th February 1978, Jaffer from his youth days became a cricketing sensation.

Jaffer who is often compared to Mohammed Azharuddin for his batting style began his international career against South Africa in 2000, facing the prime bowling attack Jaffer could not do much in his first four innings. He struggled to keep his spot in the side as the search for Sehwag’s opening partners in tests continue.

In 2006, Jaffer scored a double century in Antigua versus West Indies, scoring 212 runs.

Though he had a short international stint of 31 Tests, Jaffer turned out to one of the all-time greatest Indian domestic cricketers

Here are some Ranji records by the great Indian batsman Wasim Jaffer

  • Playing for Bombay, Wasim Jaffer became the then youngest player to score triple hundred in only his second game.
  • With 11775 Ranji runs in his kitty, Jaffer is the most highest run scorrer in the prestigious domestic tournament.
  • Jaffer has 40 centuries in Ranji cricket, making him the cricketer with the most number of centuries in the circuit.
  • Jaffer has played the most number of matches, which is 149.
  • He has the third most Ranji titles, amongst the 10 titles he won, 8 he won playing for Mumbai while two for Vidarbha.
  • Jaffer is also the only player to have scored 1000-plus runs in more than one season.

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