However, it is more likely that he belonged to a Jat named Sansi: the Sandhawalias, who claimed descent, belonged to the same gotra. He wrote to Willoughby Kennedy, the English Administrator of Nawanagar, asking for money but none was forthcoming. The trophy was donated by , who also inaugurated it. He was less successful against the Australians after the first Test, possibly through over-anxiety to replicate his form for Sussex. Ranjitsinhji became increasingly uncooperative and when the finished work arrived two weeks afterwards, he eventually returned them, stating that he was dissatisfied with the likeness.
In December, Ranjitsinhji travelled to India to attempt to secure financial guarantees from the council acting for Rajinder Singh's son and from Jodhpur but he was unsuccessful in his attempt to get the support of the Maharao of Kutch, who was sympathetic but unwilling to help; he nevertheless later received a request for a substantial sum of money which Ranjitsinhji claimed he had been promised. Yet it is unlikely that he met the qualification rules in force at the time for appearing in the ; this was hinted at by , but no protests were made. The British also took steps to reduce spending, concerned about his personal financial difficulties. Of the fourteen, twelve were Sikh-controlled misls confederacies , one named Kasur near Lahore was Muslim controlled, and one in the southeast was led by an Englishman named George Thomas. He claimed Ranjitsinhji repeatedly misled him, although he could not provide evidence for all of his statements. Previously, batsmen had generally pushed forward; Ranji took advantage of the improving quality of in his era and played more , both in defence and attack.
In 1813, he joined a Bārakzay Afghan expedition into Kashmir but was betrayed by the Bārakzays. After two batting failures for Sussex, he dropped out of the team, even though the side were in contention for the County Championship, eventually finishing second. In November 1914, he left to serve at the Western Front, leaving Berthon as administrator. Through his solicitor, Ranjitsinhji claimed that his debt to one creditor only came through his acting on behalf of Pratap Singh and Sardar Singh, the Maharaja of Jodhpur. By the 1830s the British were beginning to expand their territories in India. Concerned and embarrassed by the negative publicity, the India Office advised Ranjitsinhji to be more careful with money.
The expectancy-disconfirmation theory holds that consumers first form expectations of products or service performance prior to purchasing or use. Four of his wives, and seven concubines with royal titles committed by throwing themselves on his funeral pyre by their own desire. Consequently, Vibhaji disinherited his son in 1877 and, having no other suitable heir, followed custom by adopting an heir from another branch of his family, that of Jhalamsinhji. Although not entirely accurate, they attempted to answer some of the criticisms. However, Ranjit Singh did not make major investments in other infrastructure such as irrigation canals to improve the productivity of land and roads. He also directed construction of two of the most sacred Sikh temples, being the birthplace and place of assassination of Guru Gobind Singh - and , respectively - whom he much admired.
Sikhism itself did not decline. He was selected anyway and after scoring 42 in the first innings, he hit 93 not out in the second which ensured England drew the match after losing early wickets on the last day. His main fault was a tendency to back away from the ball when facing a , making it more likely he would be. The Sikhs had appointed their own , replacing the previous Muslim revenue collectors, which provided resources to feed and strengthen the warriors aligned with Sikh interests. Meanwhile, he began to cultivate potentially beneficial connections; at Queen Victoria's jubilee celebrations, he established a friendship with Pratap Singh, the regent of , whom he later falsely described as his uncle. His armies included Sikhs, Muslims, and Hindus and his commanders also hailed from different religious communities.
His nephew followed Ranji's path as a batsman playing first-class cricket in England and for the England cricket team. The latter usage derives from the honorifics , which were not his given names, but part of his title. Simon Wilde believes this incident encouraged a belief in Ranjitsinhji that someone else would always cover his debts. Ranjitsinhji managed to raise enough money, probably through a loan, to head off the threat of bankruptcy. After a brief sequence of low scores, he scored 1,000 runs in July and maintained his form until the end of the season; in his final 19 innings, he failed to reach 40 only three times. His wives Bibi Mohran, Gilbahar Begum retained their faith and so did his Hindu wives. Ranjit Singh was a secular ruler who had tremendous respect for all religions.
Although no surviving papers suggest foul play, according to Simon Wilde there is circumstantial evidence that Jassaji may have been poisoned; at least one later ruler of Nawanagar believed that Ranjitsinhji had plotted Jassaji's murder. He missed several matches, far more than he had missed in other seasons. Then I decided to end my life. Nevertheless, Ranjitsinhji concentrated more on sport than study while at Cambridge, being content to work no more than necessary and he never graduated. The first-class cricket tournament in India, the , was named in his honour and inaugurated in 1935 by the of. Ranjitsinhji was enthralled by the standard of cricket, and , an Australian known more as a bowler, scored a century in front of a large crowd; Ranjitsinhji later said he did not see a better innings for ten years.
The press speculated he had walked out on the team; among the reasons suggested were disappointment with the performances of the side, dissatisfaction with the bowlers and efforts to recruit new players, and his falling out with the professional players. However, as the innings progressed, he rediscovered his batting touch. In 1834, Mohammed Azim Khan once again marched towards Peshawar with an army of 25,000 Khattak and Yasufzai tribesmen in the name of jihad, to fight against infidels. In August 1908, Ranjitsinhji became involved in fund raising to restore the bell-tower of Gilling East parish church and to furnish it with a clock; he organised a cricket match involving famous cricketers playing against a local team and raised money through the sale of a photograph. His batting made a great impression on spectators, who gave him an ovation at the end of the game. This victory gained him recognition.
The only Test in which Ranjitsinhji failed to reach fifty was the fifth, when England were defeated for the fourth time in succession. Dewan Moti Ram was appointed governor of Kashmir. As a consequence, Nawanagar's revenue more than doubled between 1916 and 1925. At this time, Ranjitsinhji may have furthered rumours of his royal background or great wealth, and he was further encouraged to spend money to entertain others and reinforce the impression of his status. The team was defeated 4—1 by Australia, who were superior tactically and had the better players in general. Consequently, he could neither find any batting form nor build on his achievements of the previous year. I thought that the death is the only way to solve all these problems and I decided to die.