Wasim Jaffer © AFP (file photo)
Wasim Jaffer © AFP (file photo)

Aged 40, Wasim Jaffer  has continued to milk runs like it is child’s play in ongoing Indian domestic season. Playing for Ranji Champions, Vidarbha, Jaffer has now registered the highest ever individual score in the history of Irani Cup. Jaffer is currently batting on 273* against Rest of India (ROI) at Nagpur. He surpassed Murali Vijay’s score of 266, set playing for Rest of India (ROI) against Rajasthan in 2012 edition.

Pravin Amre’s 246 is now the third best individual score. Surinder Amarnath’s 235* and Ravi Shastri’s 217 complete a illustrious top 5. During the same knock, Jaffer went on to complete 18,000 First-Class runs. He is the sixth Indian to this tally after Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Vijay Hazare.

Jaffer was also the fifth oldest Indian player to score a double hundred. The oldest being CK Nayudu (50y 142d), followed by DB Deodhar (48y 306d), Vijay Hazare (43y 2d) and Vinoo Mankad (40y 272d).

Jaffer scored it aged 40y 27d.