Special Cover on Vijay Hazare- India 2011.
A Special Cover on Captain Vijay Hazare was issued during GUJPEX 2011 at Vadodara on 23 Dec 2011. Vijay Samuel Hazare (11 Mar 1915-18 Dec 2004) captained India in 14 test matches between 1951 & 1953. He has the following records to his Credit
- He led India to its first test win vs England at Chennai (then Madras) in 1951-52.
- He is First Indian to hit first Triple Century in First Class Cricket.
- First Indian to score a century in each innings of a test match vs Australia at Adelaide in 1947-48 (116 & 145).
- First Indian to score two triple centuries.
- First Indian to score a century in three successive test matches.
- He bagged 20 test wickets including three times Bradman’s wickets.
- The Inter-Zonal tournament in India is named as Vijay Hazare Trophy.
- He and Jasu Patel were the first Indian Cricketers to be honoured with Padma Shri.