Delhi’s Ranji Trophy cricketer Mohit Ahlawat became the first batsman to score 300 runs in a T20 match on Tuesday (7th February). Ahlawat smashed 39 sixes and 14 fours in his record-breaking innings and caught the limelight for all the good reasons ahead of the tenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Immediately after his marathon knock, Mohit Ahlawat has received a trial call from IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils. Mohit doesn’t have a good record in Ranji Trophy so far but his record-breaking innings has earned him this call. In three Ranji matches, Mohit scored just five runs in the last season.
Delhi Daredevils’ CEO Hemant Dua also confirmed this news in an interview.
“Yes, Mohit has been called for trials. We keep tapping young talent and scouting future stars. Walson will be there to keep an eye on the whole process,” Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua told CricketNext.
Mohit Ahlawat’s coach Sanjay Bharadwaj, who was also the childhood coach of Gautam Gambhir, said that Mohit hasn’t had anything easy in his life and he is happy that Delhi Daredevils took note of his knock.
“He hasn’t had anything easy in life. He is a farmer’s son and has had to struggle hard to follow his dream of playing cricket. I am very happy that the Daredevils took note of his knock and called him for trial,” Bharadwaj told CricketNext.