New Delhi: Scripts of success stories in cricket are written at a very young age. Morning shows the day. There is another shining star rising in the horizon of Indian cricket, and his name is Rudra Dhandey.
This 19-year-old scored a double century in a T20 match in Matunga Gymkhana.
Dhandey opened the batting for Rizvi College and with a merciless attack on P Dalmiya College bowlers slamming 15 sixes and 21 fours in unbeaten knocks of 200.
Since the tournament is being recognized by the Mumbai Cricket Association officially this becomes the first T20 double century in Indian cricket.
Dhanday’s master strokes led his team to a huge 322 for 2 in 20 overs. The 19-year Rudra, who is also a U-19 Mumbai cricketer, reached the three-figure mark in just 39 balls. After that, he went to score another 100 runs in just 28 balls.
Earlier world's highest T20 individual score belongs to Sri Lankan first-class player Dhanuka Pathirana, who smashed 277 runs off 72 balls in a Twenty20 match in Lancashire's Saddleworth League way back in 2007.