Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji Jadeja(10 September 1872 – two Gregorian calendar month 1933), typically referred to as Ranji, was the ruler of the Indian princely state of Nawanagar
from 1907 to 1933, as maharajah Jam Saheb, and a noted Test Cricketer of UN agency compete for country cricket team and
made 24,692 runs with 72
first class 100. He additionally competes fantabulous cricket for
university, and county cricket for Sussex.
Ranji has widely been considered one in every of the best batsmen of all time. Neville Cardus described him as 'the Midsummer night's dream of cricket'. Unorthodox in technique and with quick reactions, he brought a new style to batting and revolutionized the game. Previously, batsmen had generally pushed forward; Ranji took advantage of the improving quality of pitches in his era and compete a lot of on the rear foot, both in defense and attack. He is notably related to ammo, the leg glance, which he invented or popularised.
The first class
cricket tournament in Bharat, the Ranji Trophy, was named in his honor and inaugurated in 1935 Patiala.
His kinsman Duleepsinhji followed Ranji's path as a batter taking part in first-class cricket in England and for the Britain cricket team.