Vijay Hazare Trophy: Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes youngest Cricketer to score double Century :- Mumbai opener Yashasvi Jaiswal made a history after becoming the youngest batsman in the world to score a double century in List A cricket on Wednesday.
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At the age of 17 years 292 days, Yashasvi scored 203 runs during the Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite Group A match that was held between Mumbai and Jharkhand.
He played 154-ball inning and was studded with 17 fours along with 12 sixes, which then helped Mumbai to score 358/3 at the KSCA Cricket Ground.
Overall, in this on-going tournament, this was his third century and so far he has scored total of 585 runs in complete five matches. Right now, he is also the leading run-scorer of Vijay Hazare Trophy, which he has taken over from Tamil Nadu’s Baba Aparajith.
With this great achievement, Yashasvi has also become the seventh Indian cricketer who has scored a double century in List A cricket. Other than him, there are many legendary Indian cricketers who have scored double hundreds in List A cricket and those are as foolows: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma (thrice), Shikhar Dhawan, KV Kaushal and Sanju Samson.
Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes youngest Cricketer to score double Century
In addition, previous week, Sanju has scored a double hundred on October 12 in the on-going tournament when he played a dazzling 212-run knock for Kerala against Goa.
Jaiswal was quoted as saying by Times of India, “The problem of not converting my fifties into hundreds was affecting me. I was scoring 70s and 80s, and taking wickets too, but not scoring centuries and finishing off the match. Then I saw Wasim sir score a hundred there. I learnt a lot by just watching him bat. He batted till the end, taking singles and waiting for loose balls to hit the boundaries. After that match, he advised me about what shots I could play, and which were the areas where I could take a chance against the bowlers. I kept that chat with him in my mind”.
Meanwhile, talking about the Vijay Hazare Trophy, it is also known as the Ranji One-Day Trophy is considered to be one of the prestigious tournament in Cricket. It was all started back in the year 2002–03 as a limited-overs cricket domestic competition that comprises of state teams from the Ranji Trophy plates. The tournament is named after the famous Indian cricketer Vijay Hazare.
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 started on September 24, Tuesday. This season, there will be total of 38 teams that are going to compete to win the tournament. There are four groups in the tournament and those are: Elite A, Elite B, Elite C and Plate.
This year, Mumbai are the current champions of 2018-19 season, making them defending champion for this year. That was also their 3rd time when they won the title by beating Delhi in the finals.