Jalaj Saxena

Jalaj Saxena

Question: Jalaj Saxena, who was recently in news, is associated with which sport?
(a) Football
(b) Cricket
(c) Badminton
(d) Chess
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • Jalaj Saxena (32) became the only cricketer in first-class cricket to score 6044 runs in first-class cricket, as well as taken over 300 wickets. He still has not represented Team India.
  • Jalaj made above record during the 58th season of Duleep Trophy 2019–20 match between India Red and India Blue.
  • With this record, Saxena has entered an elite club filled with Indian legends like Kapil Dev, Lala Amarnath and Polly Umringer.
  • Saxena originally belongs to Indore Madhya Pradesh, where he started his cricket career, later he moved to Kerala for better opportunities.
  • He has been the recipient of prestigious Lala Amarnath Award for best all-rounder by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) in January 2016.

Links:
https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket/story/jalaj-saxena-domestic-cricket-all-round-feat-india-a-kapil-dev-delhi-capitals-duleep-trophy-1592719-2019-08-28
https://www.deccanchronicle.com/sports/cricket/290819/kerala-all-rounder-jalaj-saxena-creates-history-joins-kapil-dev-in-el.html

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