Veteran opener Wasim Jaffer on Monday became the first player in Indian cricket to feature in 150 Ranji matches. The 41-year-old from Maharashtra, who has been an important part of the title-winning Vidarbha team in the last two years, achieved the rare distinction during their Group A opener against Andhra Pradesh in Vijayawada. <p></p> <p></p>The former India opener is now just 853 runs away from completing 20,000 runs in first-class cricket. <p></p> <p></p>Jaffer is followed by Madhya Pradesh batsman Devendra Bundela (145 matches) and Amol Muzumdar (136 matches), who have played for Mumbai and Assam. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Most Ranji matches played:</strong> <p></p> <p></p>150: <strong>Wasim Jaffer</strong> <p></p> <p></p>145: <strong>Devendra Bundela</strong> <p></p> <p></p>136: <strong>Amol Majumdar</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Jaffer made his debut during the 1996-97 season and has broken multiple records and set new ones since. <p></p> <p></p>The right-hander has since scored 40 centuries in the domestic circuit, which is also a record. Moreover, Jaffer became the first cricketer in the history of Ranji Trophy to go past 11,000 runs in the 2018 season. <p></p> <p></p>Overall, Jaffer has played 253 first-class games, scoring 19,147 runs at an average of 51.19. He has scored 57 hundreds and 88 fifties with 314 being his highest score. <p></p> <p></p>The Mumbaikar has represented India in 31 Tests between 2000 and 2008, scoring 1944 runs which included five hundreds and 11 fifties. He also has a double hundred to his name - the highest score of 212 against West Indies in 2006 at St John's. <p></p> <p></p>Jaffer also played two ODIs for India.