Mumbai lad Rudra Dhanday enters record books by slamming a double hundred in a T20

Mumbai lad Rudra Dhanday enters record books by slamming a double hundred in a T20

Rudra Dhandya slammed a 67-ball double century in a T20 game organised by the University of Mumbai.

Cricket stumps, bat and ball
Cricket stumps, bat and ball. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Rudra Dhandya carried the legacy of Mumbai batsmanship forward by slamming a 67-ball double hundred in a Mumbai University inter-college T20 cricket tournament. Dhandya was playing for Rizvi College in the Abis Rizvi Champions Trophy Super-8 College Cricket tournament, which is recognised by Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).

The 19-year-old was ignored by the selectors from the U-19 team for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy West Zone League last October. He vented his frustration out by virtue of this knock which was studded with 21 boundaries and 15 sixes. The young batsman recorded his hundred in just 39 balls and went on to collect another 100 runs in the next 28 balls he faced.

Mumbai and their batsmen have something in common with tall scores. Early last year, a 15-year-old Pranav Dhanawade scored an unbeaten 1,009 in a two-day game in Mumbai. In the process, the youngster broke an 117-year old record of the highest individual score in minor cricket. His knock needed just 327 deliveries to complete and helped his team Smt KC Gandhi School amass 1465 for 3 and then wrap up an overwhelmingly win by an innings and 1382 runs.

Earlier this year, a Delhi batsman named Mohit Ahlawat, ahead of the IPL auctions, became the first ever batsman to record a triple hundred in an unofficial T20 game in Delhi. His knock came off just 72 balls and underlined the batting talents India possesses. He, though, did not attract any bids at the auction.

Dhandya’s knock helped Rizvi College propel a colossal 322 for 2 in 20 overs. In response, Dalmia College were bundled out for just 75 runs in the 11th over, giving a huge win of 247 runs to Rizvi College.

After his omission from the U-19 Mumbai squad last year, his father, who is also a coach, threatened to burn himself down at the Mumbai Cricket Association in protest. He, though, was calmed down his 19-year-old son.