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Just noticed that this season's highest run-scorer in the Ranji Trophy Super League is Wasim Jaffer, 32, with 617 from eight innings. Sridharan Sriram, 34 and representing his third state in his 18th season of cricket, is at five in the list. And then, at No 16, but just 120 runs shy of Sriram's 440, is Pankaj Dharmani, 36 and captaining Punjab in his 19th season. A spot below him is Delhi's Mithun Manhas, 31. Connor Williams, 37, is a few places behind Manhas with 291 runs at 48.50. Hemang Badani, 34 and now playing for Haryana, follows with 263 at 43.63 from six innings. Domestic stalwarts Sanjay Bangar and Amol Muzumdar aren't far behind.

Each of these men has been around for a long time; Dharmani would have seen each make his first-class debut and blossom as players. Manhas and Muzumdar aside, each has been called up to the national side. Williams never played an international, but did make it to the Test XI for a match against South Africa which was deemed unoffic…