With IPL auctions just around the corner, Delhi Ranji team’s wicketkeeper batsman Mohit Ahlawat has put the team owners on alert as he smashed his way to a world-record triple-century in the shortest format of the game. Ahlawat played this knock at national capital’s Lalita Park while featuring in a local tournament called Friends Premier League.
He was playing for his team Maavi XI against Friends and faced 72 deliveries during this unbelievable knock. This innings included 14 fours and 39 sixes. At the end of the 18th over, Ahlawat was batting on 250 runs but managed to score 50 runs from the final two overs, with 34 runs coming from the final over.
He scored 30 runs from the last five balls of the innings hitting all the balls out of the part for sixes and helped his team to reach a strong total of 416 runs for the loss of just on wicket in 20 overs. Ahlawat who hails from Panipat, made his Ranji debut for the Delhi side against Rajasthan in 2015 but was dropped from the team as managed to score just 5 runs from his 3 first-class matches.
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In 2013, a similar knock was played by Sri Lanka’s Dhanuka Pathirana who scored a remarkable 277 off just 72 balls in a Twenty20 match in Lancashire’s Saddleworth League. Pathirana’s innings included 29 sixes and 18 fours and Ahlawat bettered the record. This innings couldn’t have come at a better time with just 12 days remaining for the IPL Auction and the team owners would certainly want to add another attacking batsman to the side.
This is now the highest recognised individual score in T20 cricket at any level. Ahlawat’s opening partner, Gaurav also scored 86 runs off 39 balls. A couple of years ago, 15-year-old Pranav Dhanawade scored 1000 runs in just 323 balls for KC Gandhi School against Arya Gurukul School at a tournament in Mumbai. This is the highest recognised individual score in any format of the game.