Wasim Jaffer first to reach 11,000 runs in Ranji Trophy

Vidarbha's Wasim Jaffer scored 153 off 284 balls before he ran himself out in a round three match against Baroda in Nagpur.

Vidarbha batsman Wasim Jaffer became the first batsman to breach the 11,000-run mark in Ranji Trophy against Baroda, at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur on Wednesday. (FILE PHOTO)   -  Vivek Bendre

First-class cricket veteran and former India opener Wasim Jaffer became the first batsman to reach the 11,000-run mark in Ranji Trophy. He reached the milestone in Vidharbha's round three match against Baroda, at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur on Wednesday.

The Vidarbha batsman played a patient knock (153 off 284 balls) before he ran himself out. He was well supported by skipper Faiz Faizal at the other end, and the duo contributed 300 runs to the scoreboard, before Jaffer took the long walk back to the pavilion.

Jaffer, who made his first-class debut in 1996-97, is still up for the fight. In an earlier chat with Sportstar, he had said, “I still enjoy playing cricket. That is the most important thing. That motivation hasn’t diminished.”

The 40-year old opener is currently the highest run-scorer in Ranji Trophy cricket, surpassing Amol Muzumdar.