Wasim Jaffer, Irani Cup, Vidarbha vs Rest of India
Wasim Jaffer became the sixth Indian to 18,000 First Class runs © PTI

Wasim Jaffer turned back the clock against Rest  of India (RoI) in the 2017-18 Irani Cup, slamming his 53rd First-Class hundred. In process, the 40-year-old became only the sixth Indian to the mark. Jaffer, who has a penchant for daddy hundreds, was 178 not out at lunch on Day Two as Ranji champions Vidarbha piled up 411 for 2. The other Indians to have crossed the 18,000-mark in First-Class cricket are Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Vijay Hazare. Jack Hobbs has most runs in First-Class cricket, a staggering 61,760 runs from 834 matches at 50.70.

Most runs for India in First-Class cricket

Batsman M R HS Ave 100s 50s
Sunil Gavaskar (1966-87) 348 25,834 340 51.46 81 105
Sachin Tendulkar (1988-2013) 310 25,396 248* 57.84 81 116
Rahul Dravid (1990-2012) 298 23,794 270 55.33 68 117
VVS Laxman (1992-2012) 267 19,730 353 51.65 55 98
Vijay Hazare (1934-1967) 238 18,740 316* 58.38 60 73
Wasim Jaffer (1996 till date) 242 18,002 314* 50.28 53 86

Jaffer, with 10,665 runs, also has most runs in Ranji Trophy. From 2000 and 2008, Jaffer played 31 Tests and 2 ODIs for India.