Karnataka: Kerala batsman Sanju Samson smashed a double century in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy against Goa on Saturday.
Samson is the sixth Indian to register a double hundred after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Karn Kaushal.
Samson's 212 is the fastest double hundred in List A history and the highest score in a Vijay Hazare trophy fixture.
His innings is also the highest ever score by a wicket-keeper, bettering Abid Ali’s record.
Kerala, after opting to bat first, scored 377 runs with the help of Samson's unbeaten knock of 212 runs off just 129 balls.
Samson hit 21 boundaries and 10 sixes.
Samson stitched a 338-run partnership with Sachin Baby (127 off 135 balls), which is a record partnership for the third wicket in List A history, bettering 309 between Tim Curtis and Tom Moody in 1994.
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."
With Agency Inputs