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Vijay Hazare: The Man Who Rose Like a Phoenix From the Ashes

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: March 12, 2017, 3:00 PM IST
Vijay Hazare: The Man Who Rose Like a Phoenix From the Ashes

File image of former India cricketer Vijay Hazare. (BCCI Twitter)

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New Delhi: March 11, 1915 marks the birth date of one of the greatest batsman that India have ever produced — Vijay Hazare.

Hazare made his First-class debut in 1934/35 season but could only make his Test debut at Lord's in 1946.

After a difficult start to international cricket, Hazare announced himself with two centuries in the fourth Test in Adelaide in 1947-48. However, his run-scoring exploits in the Test went in vain as Australia pummeled India by an innings and 16 runs.

The right-hander repeated his exploits a year later as Hazare stunned England by scoring three centuries in as many innings.

It must be noted that out of the thirty Tests that Vijay Hazare featured in, India could manage to win just three matches. And it says a lot about Hazare's batting caliber who usually was the last man standing for India in this era.

First Published: March 11, 2017, 4:25 PM IST
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