Vasant Raiji, who used to be India’s oldest top notch cricketer at 100, died within the early hours of Saturday. Raiji used to be 100 years outdated and is survived through his spouse and two daughters. “He (Raiji) kicked the bucket at 2.20 am in his sleep at his place of dwelling in Walkeshwar in South Mumbai because of old-age,” his son-in-law Sudarshan Nanavati informed PTI. Raiji, a right-handed batsman, performed 9 top notch fits within the 1940s, scoring 277 runs with 68 being his perfect rating.
He made his debut for a Cricket Membership of India group that performed Central Provinces and Berar in Nagpur in 1939.
His Mumbai debut took place in 1941 when the group performed Western India beneath the management of Vijay Service provider.
Raiji, additionally a cricket historian and chartered accountant, used to be 13 when India performed its first Check fit on the Bombay Gymkhana in South Mumbai.
Cricket icon and previous Australian skipper Steve Waugh had paid a courtesy seek advice from to Raiji at his place of dwelling in January when he had grew to become 100.
It’s been learnt that the cremation will happen on the Chandanwadi crematorium in South Mumbai on Saturday afternoon.