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Oldest living Ranji player to celebrate 100th birthday

MUMBAI | By Sanjjeev K Samyal
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 03:37 PM IST
Chandorkar will also become only the third Ranji Trophy player to celebrate a 100th birthday. Vasant Raiji, who passed away this May in Mumbai, was one of the three.
File photo of Vasant Raiji at his residence in Walkeshwar in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
File photo of Vasant Raiji at his residence in Walkeshwar in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

Vasant Raiji, the world’s oldest first class cricketer, passes away at 100

Mumbai, Hindustan Times | By Sanjjeev K Samyal
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 02:54 PM IST
Born in 1920, Raiji played nine first-class matches in the 1940s, scoring 277 runs in his decade-long career. Soon, Raiji decided that he was not cut out for top level cricket, and left the game to make a living as a chartered accountant.
Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh with Vasant Raiji(Twitter)
Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh with Vasant Raiji(Twitter)

Vasant Raiji, India’s oldest first-class cricketer, passes away at 100

Mumbai | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 10:16 AM IST
Vasant Raiji, a right-handed batsman, played nine first-class matches in the 1940s, scoring 277 runs with 68 being his highest score
Vasant Raiji at his residence in Walkeshwar in Mumbai.(Hindustan Times)
Vasant Raiji at his residence in Walkeshwar in Mumbai.(Hindustan Times)

India’s oldest-living first-class cricketer, Vasant Raiji hits a century

Mumbai | By Sanjjeev K Samyal
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 11:29 PM IST
Ninety-four years later, Raiji, who will celebrate his 100th birthday on Sunday as the oldest living first-class cricketer in India, can still recall the incredible buzz of the day he first fell in love with the game.
A voracious reader and book collector, Vasant Raiji had a mammoth collection of cricket books, lining up virtually every wall in his house.(HT FILE)
A voracious reader and book collector, Vasant Raiji had a mammoth collection of cricket books, lining up virtually every wall in his house.(HT FILE)

Only few have loved cricket more than Vasant Raiji

Hindustan Times | By Ayaz Memon
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2020 11:17 PM IST
The body of work Vasant Raiji has created is vested not so much in his brief career as a player — he played in only nine matches — but several decades he has spent as cricket aficionado and historian.
On January 26, the oldest living Indian first-class cricketer, Vasant Raiji, turns 99.(Getty Images)
On January 26, the oldest living Indian first-class cricketer, Vasant Raiji, turns 99.(Getty Images)

Oldest Indian first-class cricketer set to turn 99

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sanjjeev K Samyal
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 09:19 AM IST
Vasant Raiji was 13-years-old when India played their first Test at home at the Bombay Gymkhana in 1933, and 98 when India won their first Test series in Australia this month
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