Apparently the oldest surviving video clip of cricket has been unearthed and it is of none other than Maharaja Ranjitsinhji. Considered by many to be the first cricket player of India, Ranjitsinhji or Ranji played in England throughout his career for county side Sussex and the England test team.
The Indian first class tournament Ranji Trophy is named after him. Known for his unconventional stance at the crease, he’s often considered one of the best cricketers of all time. Not only did he amass a humongous 24,692 runs while setting and breaking many records, he also invented the “leg glance.” Here is the oldest surviving video clip of Ranjitsinhji practising in net: