Wasim Jaffer just created a record which even eluded Sachin Tendulkar

Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer who had decided to play for Vidarbha instead of his home state Mumbai, scripted history by becoming the first batsman to cross the 10,000-run mark in the Ranji Trophy on Sunday.

Wasim Jaffer

The 37-year-old veteran opener was the leading run-scorer in the domestic first-cricket championship since the day he surpassed Amol Muzumdar’s mark of 9202.

Jaffer, who has a batting average of 58.14 in Ranji, achieved the milestone while playing for Vidarbha against Bengal at the Jadavpur University campus ground in Kolkata.

The right-hander batsman, who made his Test debut against South Africa in 2000, has scored 1944 in 31 matches with five centuries and 11 half-tons.