MS Dhoni is my role model, says Delhi’s new batting sensation Mohit Ahlawat

By: | Updated: February 9, 2017 1:58 PM

Mohit Ahlawat who made a world record triple-century in a local T20 tournament on Sunday, said that former Indian captain MS Dhoni is his role model.

mohit ahlawat,mohit ahlawat 300, t20 cricket 300, MS Dhoni, Dhoni, AB De Villiers, ABD, triple century t20 cricket, t20 triple century, cricket news, sports newsMohit Ahlawat said that he tries to copy the batting of AB De Villiers. (Source: ANI/twitter)

Delhi Ranji team’s wicketkeeper batsman, Mohit Ahlawat who made a world record triple-century in a local T20 tournament on Sunday, said that former Indian captain MS Dhoni is his role model while speaking to the news agency ANI. The 21-year-old opening batsman said that he also loves the batting of South African captain AB De Villiers and often tries to copy him but he is too good to be replicated.

“I do try to copy AB De Villiers, but naturally one can’t. MS Dhoni is also my role model,” said Ahlawat. He also said that he didn’t do anything different during his knock and played his natural game. Ahlawat’s 300 runs in the Friends Premier League is now the highest recognised individual score in T20 cricket at any level.

He said, “I did not play any different or extraordinary shots, I played my natural game.” Ahlawat played this knock at national capital’s Lalita Park playing for his team Maavi XI against Friends XI. His 72 deliveries knock 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.

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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. However, his triple ton was enough to get the attention of IPL franchises ahead of the 2017 auction and it was reported that Delhi Daredevils side mentored by Rahul Dravid have asked him to give a trial.

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.

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