An Indian batsman has become the first person to score a triple century in a Twenty20 match.
Mohit Ahlawat unbelievably smashed 302 from just 72 balls in a local T20 clash in Delhi.
Ahlawat – who has played first-class cricket for Delhi and is highly thought of by former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir – crashed 39 sixes in his extraordinary knock in the Friends Premier League.
A new individual Twenty20 record score has been recorded by an Indian Mohit Ahlawat scored 300 off 72 balls for Maavi XI against Friends XI in Delhi.The 21-year-old hit 39 sixes and a further 14 boundaries in his amazing innings. He has put his name down for the Indian Premier League auction on February
Representing Maavi XI against Friends XI at Lalita Park, he helped his team to a mountainous total of 416 for two from their allocated overs.
He hit 50 off the final two overs to leave the opposition chasing 20.8 runs per over. His 302 dwarfed the previous best – the 175 scored by Chris Gayle in the 2013 Indian Premier League.
Ahlawat, whose string of failures with the bat in his three first-class matches in 2015 saw him kicked back into the cricketing wilderness, couldn’t have picked a better time to do the impossible.
The 2017 IPL auction is due to take place on Tuesday, February 20 – with many of the short formats brightest stars available for a price – and Ahlawat has added his name to the list.
‘Yes, I have put my name in IPL auction but I am not sure if this knock will help make people notice me. I am eager to prove my worth.’
Despite his modesty, Ahlawat’s remarkable innings has made at least one franchise sit up and take notice.
Delhi Daredevils chief executive Hemant Dua confirmed that the batsman has been offered a trial ahead of the new season, which begins in April.