Vijay Hazare

Vijay Hazare


Full name Vijay Samuel Hazare
Born March 11, 1915, Sangli, Maharashtra
Vijay Hazare
Vijay Hazare
Died December 18, 2004, Baroda (aged 89 years 282 days)
Major teams India, Baroda, Central India, Maharashtra
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relation Brother - Vivek S Hazare, Son - RV Hazare,Nephew - VV Hazare, Nephew - SS Hazare,Grandson - KR Hazare


Vijay Hazare made his Test debut at Lord's against England in 1946. In 1947-48, he made two centuries in the 4th Test against Australia, the first Indian to do so. His technique was based on a very solid defence, and his power of concentration. He was the master of playing square cut. He played his last Test at Kingston in 1952-53 series against the West Indies.
Hazare was the first batsman of India who obtained the first triple century in the first-class cricket. He was the first Indian who scored a century (116 and 145 runs against Australia) in both the two innings of the test match. He also became the first Indian player to score 50 centuries in the first-class cricket.
Vijay Hazare, a small man, effectively used his arm's strength and his wrist. As a captain, he had moderate success. He drew the home series against England but miserably lost against the West Indies.
After that he played for another 13 years, but never was included in the Indian Test team. His record in the domestic Indian cricket was phenomenal with two triple centuries. His Test record as a batsman is still in top five highest averages.

 career stats

Batting and fielding averages


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Career statistics

Test debutEngland v India at Lord's, Jun 22-25, 1946 
Last TestWest Indies v India at Kingston, Mar 28-Apr 4, 1953 
First-class span1934-1967

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