Mumbai-based, Rizvi College batsman Rudra Dhanday registered his name in history books after scoring a double hundred in a T20 match off just 67 balls in Mumbai University’s Inter-College Cricket Tournament at the Matunga Gymkhana ground on Thursday.
Rudra Dhanday achieved this rare feat in Abis Rizvi Champions Trophy Super-8 College Cricket Tournament, against P Dalmia College.
After his team decided to bat first, Rudra went all guns blazing right from the first ball and scored a hundred off just 39 balls. Rudra didn’t strop there and kept hitting Dalmia college bowlers out of the park, completing his double hundred off just 67 balls.
Thanks to Rudra’s innings, Rizvi College put up a mammoth total of 322 for the loss of two wickets in 20 overs.
Dandey hit 21 fours and 15 huge sixes in his double ton and in reply, Dalmia College were all out for 75 in 10.2 overs, as Rizvi College amassed scintillating 247-run win.
“I am speechless. I can’t believe I did something like this,” an excited Dandy, who idolises Virender Sehwag, was quoted as saying by DNA.
“It’s a perfect gift for my mom and dad who have their marriage anniversary tomorrow,” he added.
“I spoke to my dad who also is my coach and he is very happy with this effort. He asked me to carry on the good work as the Mumbai selection trials are around the corner.”
When quessed on what did he have for breakfast? “Nothing, but a glass of milk as I had no time to have breakfast,” said Dhanday.
Rudra Dhanday also became the first player to slam a double ton in an official Twenty20 game, beating Chris Gayle’s 175 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 IPL.