Jamnagar NewsOn 26. August 2011
Sussex Cricket Museum dedicated its part to the great cricketer, K S Ranjit Singhji.
Recently, this section of the museum was inaugurated by acting Indian High Commissioner to UK, Rajesh Prasad,
Ranjit Singhji, whom all Jamnagar loves even today, was prince of Jamnagar and had changed the city to make as Paris of Saurashtra. He was a Test cricketer who played for the English cricket team and county cricket for Sussex. The museum is also celebrating 100 years of the first visit to Hove by an official Indian team, in 1911.
Infact India's most glorious domestic cricket tournament, Ranji Trophy is named after this classy cricketer. Rob Broddie, a librarian at the museum said Ranjit Singhji was closely associated with Sussex for several years. Praising the late cricketer, Broddie said he was a great benefactor of the club and often invited English players to his palace in India. "He was so generous to the club, a great benefactor and he was always inviting English players to his palace in India and the players would go out there and he would treat them royally," added Broddie. The Sussex Cricket Museum has been allocated more space to facilitate the display of rare memorabilia of Ranjit Singhji and other revered Indian cricketers who have visited and played at the Sussex cricket grounds.
Maharaja K S Ranjit Singhji has been credited for bringing an unconventional technique of batting backed with fast reactions; he brought a new style to batting that revolutionised the game.
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