Jaffer creates Asian record with Ranji double ton

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 18, 2019 08:11 hrs
Wasim Jaffer

Veteran batsman Wasim Jaffer, the highest run-scorer in Ranji Trophy, now has another record to his name. Playing for Vidarbha against Uttarakhand in the quarter-final of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season in Nagour, the former Mumbai stalwart became the first Indian and the first Asian batsman to score two double centuries after turning 40 in first-class cricket. The 40-year-old scored 206 runs that also helped Vidarbha take the crucial first-innings lead.

Jaffer's first double century (286) after turning 40 came during the 2017-18 Ranji season in a drawn match against Rest of India in Nagpur.

Jaffer now has nine scores of more than 200 at the first-class level that also includes two triple centuries.

Having switched from Mumbai to his current team ahead of the 2015-16 season, the opener played a key role in helping Vidarbha to their first-ever Ranji Trophy title last year.