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Mohit Ahlawat gets trial call from Delhi Daredevils after hitting 300 in T20 cricket

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New Delhi, Feb 8: Delhi batsman Mohit Ahlawat got a trial from Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils after creating world record by becoming the first batsman to score 300 runs in an innings in T20 cricket.

World record: Delhi's Mohit Ahlawat smashes 300 in T20 cricket

In a mind-boggling feat, the Delhi cricketer smashed an incredible unbeaten 300 off just 72 balls, hitting an unbelievable 39 sixes, in a Twenty20 match at Lalita Park on Tuesday (Feb 7).

Mohit Ahlawat gets trial call from Delhi Daredevils after hitting 300 in T20 cricket

Following his unique feat, Ahlawat got a call from Delhi Daredevils for giving trial on Wednesday (Feb 8).

He was quoted by media reports as saying that he would love to be a part of the IPL but doesn't see himself playing in the cash-rich league this year itself as he has to perform well at first class level.

On his incredible innings, the 21-year-old told he started thinking of touching the milestone after the 11th over and kept plundering the bowlers till the last ball of the innings.

In an interview to Times of India, Ahlawat said, "It was in the 11th over that he realised something really special was in the offing. That's when I started to farm the strike. When I reached 150, I told myself 250 was there for the taking. So I told my partner at the other end that I was going to take most of the strike."

Ahlawat, who has played three first-class games for Delhi, was playing for Maavi XI against Friends XI in the Friends Premier League.

Wicket-keeper batsman Ahlawat also punished the rival bowlers with 14 fours as his side put on board 416 for two in 20 overs and won the match by 216 runs.

In three Ranji matches, he managed just five runs. He was dropped from the team owing to his poor show making way for Rishabh Pant, who has already become the youngest to debut for India in the T20Is.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 12:21 [IST]
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