Vasant Raiji, India’s Oldest First Class Cricketer Passes Away
GUWAHATI: India's oldest first class cricketer Vasant Raiji died on June 13.
Raiji was 100 years old.
Raiji, who was a right-handed batsman, played nine first-class matches in the 1940s and scored a total of 277 runs.
He opened the batting for Bombay and Baroda in the Ranji Trophy, and was a reserve for the Hindus team in the 1941 Bombay Pentangular. His two highest scores came in Baroda's victory over Maharashtra in 1944-45, when he made 68 and 53.
Earlier, following the death of B. K. Garudachar in February 2016, Raiji became India's oldest first-class cricketer.