Vasant Raiji biography

Vasant Raiji

Cricket Player

1920 –


Who is Vasant Raiji?

Vasant Naisadrai Raiji, is a former cricketer and cricket historian.

Raiji opened the batting for Bombay and Baroda in Ranji Trophy, and was a reserve of the Hindu team in the 1941 Bombay Pentangular. At the end of his playing career, he turned to writing and is the author of several works on early Indian cricket. As of 2007, he is the oldest living Mumbai cricketer. His younger brother Madan was also a Bombay cricketer.

Raiji is an accountant by profession and has authored two books on the subject.

Major works in cricket

Ranji, the legend and the man

India's Hambledon Men

CCI and the Brabourne Stadium

CK Nayudu, The Shahenshah of Indian cricket

Duleep, a centenary tribute

From Presidency to Pentangular


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