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Wasim Jaffer becomes first batsman to score 10000 runs in Ranji Trophy

Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer on Sunday became the first batsman in history to score 10,000 runs in Ranji Trophy, a record which eluded batting great Sachin Tendulkar.

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.

En-route to his record, Jaffer shared a 124-run opening stand with Faiz Fazal.

The former Mumbai opener was the leading run-scorer in Ranji Trophy ever since going past Amol Muzumdar. Jaffer made his First-Class debut in 1996-97.

Jaffer, in his overall first-class career, scored over 17,000 runs at an average of more than 50 with 51 centuries and 83 fifties.

Having played all his life for Mumbai, Jaffer opted to join Vidarbha this season.

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