New Delhi, March 14: Wasim Jaffer, the old warhorse of Indian cricket, added yet another classy century to his name in the domestic circuit on Wednesday (March 14). The 40-year-old right-hand batsman hit his 53rd first-class ton playing for Ranji champions Vidarbha against Rest of India in the Irani Cup.
Jaffer’s record ton from 137 balls was studded with 15 fours and a six. Jaffer’s brilliant century came less than a month after his side – Vidarbha – lifted the Ranji Trophy defeating Delhi in the final by nine wickets. It was Jaffer (17 not out) who hit the winning runs to help Vidarbha clinch their maiden Ranji Trophy title. Jaffer’s century helped Vidarbha end Day 1 in a commanding position at 289/2 .
Jaffer’s latest ton received huge applause on the social media with former India middle-order batsman VVS Laxman lauding the veteran batsman’s love for the game.
“Really good to see Wasim Jaffer score another 100 with so much ease. It’s also great to see him so committed even at this stage of his career,” Laxman tweeted.
Jaffer, who played 31 Tests for India scoring 1944 runs, has over 17,000 runs in 214 first class matches. Jaffer also has a triple ton to his name in his nearly 17-year-long cricketing career.