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Born in 1977 and another polished product of Mumbai, Sairaj was a quintessential Mumbai lad who played first class cricket for more than 20 years. He played alongside Kambli and Sachin in their teendays and was a part of the opposite team against whom Sachin and Kambli created a world record 664run stand in school cricket. Later on, all were in the same team playing for Mumbai. Sairaj also made his debut for India in 2001 vs Australia in the Chennai test while he also got a chance to play ODI’s making a debut in 1997 vs Sri Lanka at Guwahati.
Sairaj most of his life played for Mumbai while he also represented Vidarbha and Maharastra. He was one of the freeflowing leg-spinners with unmatched consistency and longevity who got unlucky to make it big at the highest level.
Sairaj in his long career bagged 630first class wickets at a bowling average of 26.00 in 188first class games while he was equally handy with the bat too with over 6000runs at an average of 30.00+ making him one of the most respected All-Rounders Indian Domestic circuit has ever come across.