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5 successful cricketers who made their Test debut after the age of 30

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Vijay Hazare captained India to their first ever Test win
Meit Sampat
Modified 08 Jan 2018, 13:33 IST
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Experience comes with age. While some cricketers made it to the national team when they were in their teens, there have been a few cricketers who have blossomed late in their international cricket career.

After grinding hard in the domestic circuit for more than a decade, these cricketers made it to the national team.

Having reached the age of 30, these cricketers wanted to create an impact on the game and make a name for themselves on the international scene. Here is a look at 5 such cricketers who in-spite of making their debut after the age of 30, had a successful international career.

#5. Vijay Hazare: 

Vijay Hazare made his debut for India after his 31st birthday in the year 1946. Hazare has the distinction of leading India to its first ever Test win. The feat was achieved against England in the year 1951-1952 at Madras. 

Though Hazare made his debut at the age of 31, he played 7 more seasons for India before he called it a day in 1953. Hazare was a techincally sound batsman and scored 2192 runs in 30 Tests in 52 innings at a healthy average of 47.65, with 7 centuries and nine half centuries to his name. 

Hazare also has the distinction of becoming the first Indian batsman to score a century in both innings of a Test match. He scored a century in both innings against Australia at Adelaide in the year 1947-1948. 

Hazare created a legacy of his own and is a role model for many generations to play the game of cricket. 

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Published 08 Jan 2018, 13:33 IST
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