New Delhi: Ranjit Singh is considered the grandfather of Indian cricket. He brightened the name of Indian cricket when India was a slave and did not know much about cricket. At that time it was limited to the British. Giving a new dimension to the cricket of the country, he inspired the future cricketers. Ranjit Singh was born on 10 September 1872 in Jamnagar, Gujarat. Ranjit Singh played Test cricket for England, the father of cricket.
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Ranjit Singh was the first Indian to play international cricket. Ranjit Singh made his international debut against Australia in the year 1896. In the first innings of this match played in Manchester, he played an unbeaten inning of 62 and 154 in the second. Ranjit became the first batsman in the world to have scored both a half-century and a century in a debut match. The Indian batsman, who has brought glory to the name of Indian cricket, scored 24 thousand 692 runs in 307 first-class matches.
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In this, a total of 72 centuries were scored with his bat. His average was 56.37. Talking about international career, Ranjit Singh scored 989 runs in 15 Test matches. His best innings was 175 runs and a total of two centuries in Tests were named after him. Given his contribution, India's prestigious tournament Ranji Trophy has been named after him.
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