Wasim Jaffer becomes the first player to play 150 Ranji matches

Jaffer currently represents Vidarbha in the domestic tournament but from 1996–2015, he played and won numerous matches for Mumbai, his home town

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Adding to his list of achievements, veteran cricketer Wasim Jaffer recently added another feather in his already illustrious cap when he took to the field for Vidarbha against Andhra in Ranji Trophy 2019/20 on Monday. With the appearance on Monday, Jaffer became the first cricketer in the history of Ranji Trophy to appear in 150 matches.  

The second cricketer behind Jaffer on the list is Devendra Bundela whereas the great Amol Mazumdar completes third on the top three list.

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Most Ranji matches played:

  • 150 matches: Wasim Jaffer
  • 145 matches: Devendra Bundela
  • 136 matches: Amol Majumdar

Jaffer had made his debut during the 1996/97 season as he played for Mumbai and ever since then, he has broken multiple records and set new ones. So far, the right-hander has scored 40 centuries in domestic cricket, which also happens to be a record.

Adding to this, Jaffer became the first cricketer in the history of Ranji Trophy to go past 11,000 runs in 2018. Playing for India, Jaffer featured in 31 Tests and scored 1,944 runs at an average of 34.10. This includes five centuries and 11 half-centuries that he had notched during his time as a national player.

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