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Wasim Jaffer announces retirement from all forms of cricket

PTI
Published : Mar 7, 2020, 12:29 pm IST
Updated : Mar 7, 2020, 12:29 pm IST

The Mumbai batsman was the first to score 12,000 runs in Ranji Trophy Championship

MAN WITH A DOUBLE HUNDRED IN THE WEST INDIES: Wasim Jaffer. DC Photo
 MAN WITH A DOUBLE HUNDRED IN THE WEST INDIES: Wasim Jaffer. DC Photo

Mumbai: Former India opener Wasim Jaffer on Saturday announced retirement from all forms of cricket, drawing curtains on his illustrious career spanning over two decades.

The 42-year-old Jaffer has played 31 Tests and scored 1,944 runs with an average of 34.11. He has five hundreds and 11 fifties in the longest format, with 212 as his highest score.

 

The veteran opener is one of the few Indian batsmen, who has a double hundred in the West Indies. He made 212 against the hosts in St Lucia.

Jaffer, who made his Test and ODI debut against South Africa in 2006, is, however, remembered for his feats in domestic cricket, particularly the Ranji Trophy. He became the first batsman to score 12,000 runs in Ranji Trophy, the coveted domestic tournament in India.

The right-handed batsman played for Mumbai for most part of his career and then also represented Vidarbha. He is also the first player to play in 150 Ranji Trophy matches.

He made his first-class debut in 1996-97 season and then went on to score 19,410 runs from 260 matches.

 

 

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