A 21 year-old cricket player left everyone in shock when he showed the magic of his batting skills and scored a 300 alone in a T20 match. Mohit Ahlawat from Delhi shattered all the records with his tremendous batting while representing Maavi XI against Friends XI in a local Delhi tournament.
Mohit Ahlawat has become the first batsman in the world to score a 300 in a T20 match. With 39 sixes and 14 fours, Mohit scored 300 runs in just 72 balls.
There is no official status of the record-breaking innings that Mohit played but this heroic inning played by him went viral when some of his spectators tweeted about it. Before Mohit, the highest score in all T20 matched was 277 off 72 balls scored by Dhanuk Pathirana in a local T20 league in Lancashire, England. The Sri Lankan batsman scored 29 sixes and 18 fours in that match.
Tweeple got so excited about Mohit’s astonishing inning that they even started debating that Mohit could have scored even more. Take a look at some of the tweets regarding Mohit’s amazing performance.
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) February 7, 2017
Breaking news: Mohit Ahlawat becomes first guy to score 300 in a t20 match!! Mohit hit 39 sixes 14 boundaries to score 300 in just 72 balls
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) February 7, 2017
Mohit Ahlawat, 21 yrs, 300* in 72 balls, 14 fours, 39 sixes in a T20 game!
for Maavi XI (416/2 in 20 ov) vs Friends XI in Delhi https://t.co/8OUVzsRw63
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 7, 2017
In International T20 cricket, even the whole team has never managed to score near 300. The highest team total in T20 is 263 and that is shared by IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore and Australia. The highest individual score in a T20 match is 175 by Chris Gayle, which is nowhere near Mohit’s 300. In 2015, Mohit made his debut for Delhi against Rajasthan. He has played only three matches for Delhi where he has scored a total of five runs. However, this inning by Mohit has made him a star.
There was no bowler in the opponent team who could have scared Mohit. He completely smashed his opponents and played like a hero till the end. He scored 250 in 18 overs and it just took him two overs to score 50 runs. With 5 consecutive sixes in the last 5 balls, Mohit made 34 runs in the final over. His individual 300 took the score of his team to 416/2 in 20 overs.
With his star performance, Mohit has gathered a lot of attention. We are sure that Mohit will be making his debut in Team India soon.