Mumbai boy Rudra Dhanday smashes 67-ball 200 in T20 cricket
Rudra Dhanday, who was ignored by Mumbai’s junior selectors for the U-19 team last season, entered the T20 record books after slamming a 67-ball unbeaten double hundred in an Mumbai University’s inter-college cricket tournamentcricket Updated: May 12, 2017 01:51 IST
Rudra Dhanday became another example of Mumbai’s batsmanship and their obsession for records.
The 19-year-old, who was ignored by Mumbai’s junior selectors for the U-19 team last season, entered the T20 record books after slamming a 67-ball unbeaten double hundred in an Mumbai University’s inter-college cricket tournament at the Matunga Gymkhana ground on Thursday. (IPL 2017 FULL COVERAGE)
Dhanday, representing Rizvi College in the Abis Rizvi Champions Trophy Super-8 College Cricket Tournament, organised by University of Mumbai and under the aegis of Mumbai Cricket Association, smashed 200 against P Dalmia College as the Bandra College posted a mammoth 322 for two in their 20 overs. Dalmia College in their reply were bowled out for a paltry 75 in 10.2 overs as Rizvi clinched the one-sided tie with a thumping 247-run margin.
Dhanday was up against a hapless bowling attack and the boundaries too not uniform across the ground.
Opening the batting after Rizvi opted to bat, Dhanday was on the offensive from beginning as he reached his century in just 39 balls.
Danday’s double ton was laced with 21 boundaries and 15 sixes.
Before the IPL-10 auction, Delhi lad Mohit Ahlawat created a flutter in the cricketing circle with his triple ton knock in an unofficial T20 match.
Dhanday is another name in Mumbai cricket’s history of batsmen with tall scores.
Dhanday was unceremoniously dropped from the 15-member squad on the eve of the departure of the Mumbai U-19 team for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy West Zone League in last October.
The unsavoury incident infuriated Dhanday’s father, who is also his coach, to such an extent that he contemplated setting himself on fire at the Mumbai Cricket Association office. Dhanday senior was later calmed down by his son.
First Published: May 12, 2017 01:51 IST