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Full name Vijay Rajindernath
Born January 7, 1928, Amritsar, Punjab
Died November 22, 1989, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu (aged 61 years 319 days)
Major teams India, Eastern Punjab, Jharkhand, Mumbai, Northern India, Southern Punjab
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Relation Father - Vishwanath Hoon
|Only Test||India v Pakistan at Mumbai (BS), Nov 13-16, 1952 scorecard|
|First-class span||1943/44 - 1958/59|
Rajindernath, who died in Madras on November 22, 1989, aged 61, kept wicket for India in the Third Test against Pakistan at Bombay in 1952-53. He made four stumpings but did not take a catch and was not called upon to bat. It was his only Test match, although in 1950-51 he had represented India in three of the unofficial Tests against LEG Ames's Commonwealth side. That season, he also scored 136 for Bihar against Orissa in the Ranji Trophy, his only century in a career aggregate of 844 runs (average 22.21). He took 34 catches and effected 23 stumpings.
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