Vasant Raiji, the world’s most seasoned top of the line cricketer, kicked the bucket in Mumbai early Saturday. He was 100 years of age. His child in-law Sudarshan Nanavati has affirmed the demise. His last customs will occur at the Chandanwadi crematorium in South Mumbai. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has likewise communicated pain over his passing.
Sachin likewise communicated anguish over his passing by tweeting. He composed I went to Vasant Raiji’s home recently to praise his 100th birthday celebration. His energy and enthusiasm for the game merited viewing. His death disheartens me.
He turned into the world’s most seasoned top of the line cricketer after the passing of John Manners of England County group Hampshire on 7 March this year. Habits kicked the bucket at 106 years old. After the passing of BK Garudachhar in February 2016, Raiji turned into India’s most established top of the line cricketer. The right-gave batsman played just nine top of the line coordinates in an 11-year-long profession. During this time, he had scored 277 runs, and his best score was 68.
Vasant Raiji Played The First Match For Mumbai in 1941
Vasant Raiji made his introduction for the Cricket Club of India in 1939. After two years, he played his first counterpart for Mumbai against Western India. Vijay Merchant was then the skipper of the group. Aside from being a cricket antiquarian, Raiji was additionally a sanctioned bookkeeper. At the point when India played their first home Test in Bombay in 1933. Raiji was 13 at that point.
100th Birthday Was Celebrated in January this year
He praised his 100th birthday celebration on 26 January this year. On this event, Sachin Tendulkar and previous Australia skipper Steve Waugh went to his home with a cake. After this gathering, Sachin tweeted, “Glad 100th birthday celebration to you.” Steve and I made some great memories with you. It was fun tuning in to old cricket stories from you. He was much obliged to you for carrying the valuable fortune of cricket to us.