14 year old Indian kid slams unbeaten 556 run knock
14 year old Indian kid Priyanshu Moliya slammed an unbeaten 556 runs in a two day match.
Priyanshu, playing for Mohinder Lala Amarnath Cricket Academy stole the limelight when he hit the incredible knock against Yogi Cricket Academy at Shri DK Gaekwad Under-14 tournament at the Vadodara Cricket Academy (VCA) ground on Tuesday.
Last but not the least, the solemn looking kid punched down four wickets with his off spinners helping the team to dismiss Yogi Academy for a paltry 52 runs on day one of the match.
While batting, Priyanshu, a student of Mohinder Amarnath, ended the day with an astounding 408 runs.
The day two added another 148 runs to the kid’s tally; the monumental 556 runs came off 319 balls. He struck 98 boundaries and a single six on the way to his 556.
Mohinder Lala Amarnath Cricket Academy finished scoring 826 runs in their innings.
In reply Yogi CA were bundled out for 84 in the second innings with Priyanshu claiming two wickets for an innings and 689 run-victory.
Priyanshu Moliya told as quoted by mid-day, “My previous highest was 254 in the same tournament last year. I was just playing my normal game as the bowling attack was good. It was a satisfying innings, but yes, I was beaten on four to five occasions.”
“After my first hundred on Monday, I told myself that I need to score 200. I set goals of 100 runs each and was determined to continue playing the same way,” he added.
“Mohinder sir always watches me bat in the nets. He spoke to me about various drills and how to control different shots. After doing those drills regularly, I scored a lot of runs through the covers and got better with my back foot punches,” Priyanshu said.
Mahinder Amarnath, India’s 1983 World Cup star, under whom Priyanshu has been trained, wished high hopes for the kid.
“When I saw him for the first time, I knew I was seeing something special. He is a fine talent and he will get better with exposure. I like his passion as well,” Mohinder Amarnath said.