Teenage Indian batsman creates headline with T20 double hundred
19-year-old K.V. Harikrishnan has stolen the limelight scoring a double century in the Alliance T20 League that is currently going on in Dubai.
Harikrishnan opened the innings for the Sporting Cricket Club against the Machos Cricket Club in the tournament and went on crushing the opposition right from the start of the innings.
He was unbeaten on 208 off 78 balls. His innings included 22 boundaries and 14 sixes. The youngster scored 172 runs off 36 balls just in boundaries.
The valiant effort, sadly, went in vain when his team came out losing the games against Machos. Riding upon Harikrishnan knock, Sporting CC scored 250 for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs.
The target was then chased down by the opposition in just 17 overs. S. Ashir and M. Rauf of Machos CC scored unbeaten knocks of 92 and 43 runs respectively.
Harikrishnan was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’.
After the match, Harikrishnan was talking to the Gulf News about how he enjoys and the game and went on revealing his dream to play in the Indian Premier League.
“I enjoy scoring fast and play powerful shots,” he said.
“I had scored a century for the University of Wollongong in the University Premier League in 33 balls. Two years ago, when I was only 17, I hit two sixes out of the Sharjah Stadium and it surprised many. From the beginning, I have a dream to play in the Indian Premier League and other franchise leagues.
“So I train to hit hard and play quick knocks. I have been playing for UAE Under-19 and whenever I have played for college or club, I have played quick knocks,” he said.
The young stalwart also said, “I scored two centuries in the last two weeks. I hit 68 not out for Al Diyafah Knights in the Meydan tournament. In the University Premier League, I hit an unbeaten 64 against Bits Pilani and also cracked a 50 off 19 balls against Amity University and then hit 125 for Zurich Insurance in the Premier Cricket League. In all these, I won the man of the match awards.”