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.