Ranji played more on the back foot, both in defence and attack. He is particularly associated with one shot, the _*leg glance, which he invented.*_ The first-class cricket tournament in India, the _*Ranji Trophy,*_ was named in his honour and inaugurated in 1935 by the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala.
*Ranjitsinhji,* born on 10 September 1872, was the ruler of the Indian princely state of Nawanagar from 1907 to 1933, as Maharaja Jam Saheb, and a noted *Test cricketer* who played for the English cricket team. He also played first-class cricket for Cambridge University, and county cricket for Sussex.