Musheer Khan breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s 29-year old record in Ranji Trophy final | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Rising Mumbai cricketer Musheer Khan has etched his name in history by surpassing a record previously held by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar during the ongoing Ranji Trophy final against Vidarbha at the iconic Wankhede Stadium.
The 19-year-old, younger brother of India cricketer Sarfaraz Khan, showcased exceptional skill and composure as he scored a century in Mumbai’s second innings of the title clash.
In achieving this milestone, Musheer became the youngest batsman from his team to achieve such a feat in a Ranji final, eclipsing Tendulkar’s previous record set at the age of 21.Tendulkar’s iconic 140 against Punjab in the 1994-95 Ranji Trophy final had remained a benchmark for nearly three decades until Musheer’s historic knock. Notably, both instances occurred at the hallowed grounds of the Wankhede Stadium, adding to the significance of Musheer’s achievement.
Facing the formidable Vidarbha attack, Musheer exhibited maturity beyond his years, patiently accumulating runs before reaching the coveted three-figure mark after negotiating 255 deliveries.
The presence of Tendulkar himself at the venue to witness the proceedings of Day 3 added a surreal dimension to Musheer’s accomplishment.
Prior to his heroics in the Ranji final, Musheer had already made waves on the cricketing scene by representing India at the ICC U-19 World Cup earlier in the year. His stellar performance, amassing 360 runs in the tournament, underscored his potential as one of the brightest talents in Indian cricket.
Moreover, Musheer had demonstrated his prowess with the bat during the Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash against Baroda, where he notched up his maiden First-Class century, later converting it into a double-ton with a remarkable 203 off 357 balls.
With his elder brother Sarfaraz Khan also making headlines with his exploits in the Test arena, the Khan brothers have become a talking point in Indian cricket circles. Musheer’s meteoric rise, coupled with Sarfaraz’s success, exemplifies Mumbai’s rich cricketing legacy.
As Mumbai set their sights on clinching a record-extending 42nd Ranji Trophy title, Musheer Khan’s monumental achievement serves as a testament to the city’s cricketing prowess and the promising future of Indian cricket.

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