Mumbai's Rudra Dhanday makes history, scores doubled hundred in T20 match
Dandey hit 21 fours and 15 huge sixes in his double ton.
New Delhi: Mumbai-based, Rizvi College batsman Rudra Dhanday registered his name in history books after scoring a 67-ball double ton in Mumbai University's Inter-College Cricket Tournament at the Matunga Gymkhana ground on Thursday.
The 19-year-old achieved this feat in Abis Rizvi Champions Trophy Super-8 College Cricket Tournament, organised by University of Mumbai and under the aegis of Mumbai Cricket Association against P Dalmia College.
Opting to bat first after winning the toss, went all guns blazing from the word go, securing a century in just 39 balls before smashing a double century in 67 balls, as his team put a mammoth total of 322 for the loss of two wickets in 20 overs.
Dandey hit 21 fours and 15 huge sixes in his double ton and in reply, Dalmia College were all out for 75 in 10.2 overs, as Rizvi College amassed scintillating 247-run win.
“I am speechless. I can’t believe I did something like this,” an excited Dhanday was quoted as saying by DNA.
“It’s a perfect gift for my mom and dad who have their marriage anniversary tomorrow,” he added.
“I spoke to my dad who also is my coach and he is very happy with this effort. He asked me to carry on the good work as the Mumbai selection trials are around the corner."
When quessed on what did he have for breakfast? “Nothing, but a glass of milk as I had no time to have breakfast,” said Dhanday, who idolizes former Indian opener Virender Sehwag.
He also became the first player to slam a double ton in an official Twenty20 game, defeating Chris Gayle's 175 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 IPL.
Brief Scores: Rizvi College 322/2 in 20 overs (Rudra Dhanday 200 not out (67 balls 21x4, 15x6, Aakarshit Gomel 63;l Shubhanshu Singh 2/67) beat P Dalmia College 75 runs all out in10.2 overs