Forerunner of Test Cricket in India – Vijay Hazare


The man who led India to the tag of ‘Test Playing Nation’ – Vijay Hazare was remembered as one of the greatest batsmen. Hazare’s incredible contribution to the Indian cricket put India on the world map of cricket and youth turned up for the game.

Hazare was a real-life hero during his yore and even after his retirement, the right-hander donated to the growth of domestic cricket in India. On his name, a one-day international tournament ‘The Vijay Hazare Trophy’ was started in 2002–03 to uplift the domestic cricket. Involving state teams from the Ranji Trophy Test tournament, Vijay Hazare Trophy was a huge success and motivated the youth to opt the game.

In his memorable Test career, Maharashtra-born champion had scored 2192 runs in 30 matches. Despite lesser matched being played, Hazare struck 9 fifties and 7 centuries for India. His biggest achievement came in 1951 when Hazare led India to their first ever win in Test Cricket. Outclassing England by an innings and 8 runs, India, under the captaincy of Hazare gained confidence of preserving the tag of ‘Test Playing Nation’ and the country never let down the hopes of Indian cricket fans.

Hazare’s birthday celebrations on social media

Remembering Vijay Hazare on his birth anniversary…..Vijay Hazare (11 March 1915 – 18 December 2004) was an Indian…

Posted by The Great India on Thursday, 10 March 2016


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