India’s oldest first-class cricketer Vasant Raiji passed away at the age of 100 on Saturday.
The Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) confirmed the news about the demise of the veteran cricketer.
Recently a few months ago he celebrated his 100th Birthday and his pictures flooded on the internet and that pic received huge love from all the fans along with International Cricketer.
He was not just the former first-class cricketer for India but he was also a Cricket Historian as he was just 13 years old when India played its first test at Bombay Gymkhana in 1932.
He later made a debut in first-class cricket as he played for the Cricket Club of India against Central Provinces and Berar in Nagpur in 1939.
Raiji made his debut for Bombay In 1941 and played under the captaincy of Vijay Merchant. That match was ended in a draw and Bombay securing the first-innings lead.
He also played for Baroda and played 9 first-class matches and scored 277 runs with two fifties. Amid his retirement, he joined his family business but he was connected with sport in one way or the other.
He was also a founding member of the Jolly Cricket Club in Mumbai and he also wrote books on Cricket Stalwarts like Duleepsinghji, CK Naidu, Lp Jai, Ranjisinghji and Victor Trumper.
He was fond of reading books being a writer you love to read all other books out there and he used to collect books and memorabilia.