Wasim Jaffer: The Domestic Legend Retires

Wasim Jaffer

Domestic Cricket’s legend and former India batsman Wasim Jaffer announced his retirement and embarked upon a new journey in coaching by taking upon the role of the batting coach of Bangladesh Cricket Team. We look at some of his records in the domestic stage which proves his greatness.

Most appearances in Ranji Trophy

Jaffer is the first and the only cricketer to play 150 matches in the Ranji Trophy highlighting his consistency and longevity.

Player Years Mat

Wasim Jaffer

1996/97-2019/20 156

Devendra Bundela

1995/96-2017/18 145

Amol Muzumdar

1993/94-2013/14 136

 

Wasim Jaffer scored 12038 runs in Ranji cricket and is the only player in Ranji Trophy history to score more than 10000 runs in Ranji Trophy highlighting his class, temperament and quality.

Player Runs

Wasim Jaffer

12038

Amol Muzumdar

9202

Devendra Bundela

9201

 

Wasim Jaffer had the reputation of scoring big and it is highlighted by his tally of 40 hundreds, comfortably the most by a player in Ranji Trophy history.

Player 100s

Wasim Jaffer

40
Ajay Sharma 31

Amol Muzumdar

28

 

Wasim Jaffer also had 89 50+ scores in Ranji Trophy comfortably the most by a player in Ranji Trophy history.

 

Most runs in Irani Cup

Wasim Jaffer’s also showcased his brilliance in the Irani Trophy competition where the Ranji Trophy winners meet the best performers of the Ranji Season. In fact, a 40 year old Wasim Jaffer scored 286 for Vidarbha against Rest of India which is the highest score in the Irani Trophy history.

Player Mat Runs

Wasim Jaffer

12 1294

Gundappa Viswanath

9 1001

Ajinkya Rahane

7 809

Dillip Vengsarkar

9 779
Ashok Mankad 13 766

 

Highest individual scores in Irani Cup

Player Runs Team Opposition

Wasim Jaffer

286 Vidarbha v Rest of Ind

Murali Vijay

266 Rest of Ind v Rajasthan

  

Most runs in Duleep Trophy

Wasim Jaffer also proved his class in the inter zonal tournament scoring the most runs in Duleep Trophy.

Player Mat Runs

Wasim Jaffer

30 2545

Vikram Rathour

25 2265

Anshuman Gaekwad

26 2004

  

Wasim Jaffer’s incredible consistency is highlighted by the fact that he has the most 50+ scores in Duleep Trophy.

Player Mat 50s

Wasim Jaffer

30 21

Vikram Rathour

25 17

Mohammad Kaif

21 16

 

Wasim Jaffer’s retirement means domestic cricket might not see someone this talented, dedicated and professional for years to come. The fact that he was still consistent in his 40s highlights his longevity, class and undoubted quality. 

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