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Birthday Special: Ranji Trophy is named after this legendary cricketer played for England

Dayadra mandal, Kolkata:

September 10 is a very special day in the history of Indian cricket. On this day in 1872, Kumar Ranjit Singhji, one of the great cricketers of Hindustan, was born in Kathiawar. He became the first Indian…


Dayadra mandal, Kolkata:

September 10 is a very special day in the history of Indian cricket. On this day in 1872, Kumar Ranjit Singhji, one of the great cricketers of Hindustan, was born in Kathiawar. He became the first Indian to play Test cricket for England. Above all, India's prestigious first class cricket tournament - 'Ranji Trophy' is named after him. It was Ranjit Singh who invented leg glasses. He used his unique technique to score runs on the leg side.

Two centuries on the same day in first class cricket

Ranjit Singhji has a wonderful record in his name. This Indian veteran, who played in the British team, created history on 22 August 1896. In fact, he did the task of scoring two centuries in a single day in first class cricket.

Ranjit Singhji then scored an unbeaten 154 runs a month earlier, making his Test debut for England (July 1896) and continuing the same form, playing for Sussex in the English city of Hove on the same day against Yorkshire. Had played two centuries (100 and 125 not out) innings.

Did the act while playing for Sussex

Yorkshire scored 407 runs in their first innings, playing first. In response, Sussex's team collapsed for 191 despite Ranjit Singhji's century (100 runs) on the third day and could not save the follow-on. After this, Ranjit Singhji again scored an unbeaten 125 runs in the follow-on innings and showed the charisma of scoring two centuries in a single day. Sussex scored 260/2 to save the match thanks to Ranjit Singhji's century.

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