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The magician of cricket who scored 2 centuries in a day and opened the eyes of the British

Ranjit Singh Birth Anniversary: ​​On 22 August 1896, he surprised the British by scoring a double century. While playing for Sussex in Hove, England, he responded to the Yorkshire team.

There was a person in India who created history by scoring 2 centuries in a day 127 years ago. Who was known as the magician of cricket. That name was Ranjit Singh Vibhagdi Jadeja. On 22 August 1896, he surprised the British by scoring a double century. While playing for Sussex in Hove, England, he responded to the Yorkshire team. He was the third batsman to score two centuries in a match for Sussex. After him, no batsman could do this in first class cricket.

Ranjit Singh played an important role in the development of Indian cricket. The trophy was named Ranjit Trophy after him, winning the trophy became mandatory to join the Indian cricket team.

Arrived in England at the age of 16

Before independence, cricket was once the game of the British, Maharajas and Nawabs. Maharaja Ranjit of Jamnagar learned the nuances of cricket while living in India. At the age of 16, he reached England for higher studies. WG Grace, considered the father of cricket, was also a fan of Ranjit Singh's batting.

The ability is such that even the British recognized it as iron.

He is also called the magician of the wrist. He had expertise in playing strokes in many ways. On the basis of this quality, he was adept in scoring on-side runs. This was the reason why England had to take him in their team. The British also recognized his ability. However, when he was included in the England team, controversy arose.

Lord Harris said that Ranjit Singh was born in India, hence he should not be included in the England team. But the controversy could not stand in front of Ranjeet's skills.

Was ill but remained in the field

He played the first Test match against Australia in 1896 and came into limelight by scoring 62 runs in the first innings and 154 not out in the second innings. With this he became the player who scored 50 more centuries in his first Test match. He was the first batsman in Test cricket who remained unbeaten by scoring a century in the first Test.

He created history in the first Test match played in Sydney, Australia in the year 1897. Scored 175 runs while batting at number 7. Despite being ill before the Test match, the England team wanted to see him in the playing eleven at any cost. Despite illness, he attended the match. He was weak during the match and the doctor was treating him during the game.

72 centuries in 307 matches

He scored 989 runs in 15 test matches at an average of 44.95. At the same time, he created history by scoring 24,092 runs in 307 matches in first class cricket. There were 72 centuries and 109 fifties. Ranjit Singh, who created history in the world of cricket, died at the age of 60 on 2 April 1933 in Jamnagar, Gujarat.

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