Batsman Sanju Samson hits double-century in Vijay Hazare Trophy
Wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson smashed an unbeaten 212 for Kerala against Goa and broke a slew of records in the Vijay Hazare trophy fixture on October 12
Bengaluru: Keralite batsman Sanju Samson smashed a double century in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy against Goa on Saturday (October 12) in Bengaluru.
After opting to bat first, Kerala scored 377 runs with the help of Samson's unbeaten knock of 212 runs off just 129 balls. Samson showed his class as he hit 21 boundaries and 10 sixes. Sachin Baby also helped Kerala post a colossal target for Goa as he scored 127 runs.
This is also the fastest double hundred in List A history and the highest score in a Vijay Hazare trophy fixture. He also broke Abid Ali’s record and registered the highest ever score by a wicket-keeper.
Samson became the sixth Indian to register a double hundred after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Karn Kaushal.
Samson's scintillating knock was heavily praised by former cricketer Gautam Gambhir, who said 'talent must meet opportunity very soon'.
Gambhir took to Twitter and wrote: "Well done @IamSanjuSamson on a double hundred in a domestic one-day game!!! This man is bursting at seams with talent and talent must meet opportunity very soon @BCCI @StarSportsIndia #VijayHazareTrophy #VijayHazare."