The Vidarbha veteran, who recently became the first player to reach 11,000 runs in Ranji Trophy, on Monday appeared in his 146th Ranji match. @ BCCI
The Vidarbha veteran, who recently became the first player to reach 11,000 runs in Ranji Trophy, on Monday appeared in his 146th Ranji match. @ BCCI

Vidarbha’s veteran batsman Wasim Jaffer achieved yet another record in the storied history of the Ranji Trophy. Jaffer, who recently became the first player to reach 11,000 runs in Ranji Trophy, on Monday appeared in his 146th Ranji match to become the most capped player in the premier domestic tournament. Before Jaffer, Madhya Pradesh batsman Devendra Bundela owned with record with 145 matches.

Defending champions Vidarbha are domestic giants Karnataka are in the running for a quarter-finals berth with the last round league matches to be played on Monday.

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Currently, Vidarbha are sitting on top of the combined A and B Groups’ standings with 28 points, while Karnataka are at the second spot with 27 points.

Vidarbha are facing Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 at Rajkot, while Karnataka are engaged in battle with Baroda. If Karnataka win against Baroda, then they seal their berth for the quarters as will be the same with Vidarbha.

Meanwhile, Jaffer, who has played 31 Tests and two ODIs, also has the most runs in the Ranji Trophy in 146 matches and counting. Jaffer’s score currently stands at a staggering 11,403 which includes 39 centuries, 84 fifty-plus scores and 191 catches as a fielder.

Jaffer is also the only player in the Ranji Trophy to have 10,000 plus runs. The second highest run-getter in the tournament history is Mumbai’s Amol Mazumdar with 9202 runs followed by Bundela with 9201 runs.

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Among active players, Madhya Pradesh’s Naman Ojha is the second highest run-getter with 7381 runs followed journeyman Yashpal Singh (7362 runs).

Jaffer has played 130 first class matches for Mumbai scoring 10,585 runs at an average of 58.48, before shifting base to Vidarbha in 2015-16 season. For Vidarbha, he has so far scored 1583 runs at an average of over 48.

Earlier this year, Jaffer, became only the second player after GR Viswanath to score six consecutive half-centuries in Irani Cup.