Vijay Ananda Gajapathi Raju , better known as the Maharajkumar of Vizianagram was an Indian cricketer and cricket administrator who played three Tests for India. His career as a cricketer was marred by controversy especially when he rose to become the captain of India. He was a great patron of the game and used his personal wealth to sponsor great names to play in India. Riding on his wealth and love for the game, he rose to be an influential figure in Indian cricket in 1930s. When the national competition was about to begin in 1934, he tried to donate a Willingdon Trophy when his bitter rival Maharaja of Patiala fell out with Lord Willingdon, the Viceroy, but was beaten by Maharaja of Patiala with his Ranji Trophy. He captained the Indian side that toured England in 1936 amidst great controversy. After maintaining a low profile for nearly two decades, he returned as a cricket administrator. He became the vice-president of BCCI in 1952 and became the president of BCCI from 1954 to 1957. During his tenure as the vice-president of BCCI, he undertook measures for the upliftment of the game in the country. He was a recipient of Padma Bhushan.

Maharajkumar of Vizianagram Age, Height, Weight, Bio & Family

Born Name Vijay Ananda Gajapathi Raju
Nickname Vizzy
Occupation Indian cricketer
Personal Life
Date of Birth 28 December 1905
Died 2 December 1965
Place of Birth Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Indian
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
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Career Highlights
International Debut Test – 27 June 1936 v England at Lord’s, London
Domestic/State Team Maharaj Kumar of Vizianagram’s XI, United Province
Stats No. of Test played – 3
Runs scored: 33; Highest score: 19 not out
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College Princes’ College (Mayo College), Ajmer

Haileybury College and Imperial Service College, England

Father Pusapati Vijaya Rama Gajapathi Raju
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