NEW DELHI: Despite being recently released by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) ahead of next month’s IPL auction, the Tamil Nadu drummer N Jagadeesan played the shot of his life, breaking a world record 277 – the highest A-list score ever – against Arunachal Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Jagadeesan, who broke the 20-year-old List A record held by Alistair Brown – 268 for Surrey against Glamorgan, powered Tamil Nadu to a phenomenal 435-point win over Arunachal at Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday.
When asked if he was aware of the record, Jagadeesan, who had been with CSK for four years and was able to play seven IPL matches, said he was just following the process.
“No, not really, I wasn’t really thinking about all the records. It was just about hitting and tracking everything I did.”

Besides the A-list record score, Jagadeesan and his opening partner B Sai Sudharsan also set a record for the highest partnership for any wicket in a game in over 50 years.
The opening duo, who added 416 runs for the first wicket, surpassed the previous record of 372 set by West Indies’ Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels for the second wicket against Zimbabwe in an ODI in 2015.
It was Jagadeesan’s fifth consecutive hundred as he bludgeoned Arunachal’s ill-fated bowling attack, scoring 277 of 141 balls including 15 sixes.
“It was really good…” Jagadeesan said when asked about his reaction to breaking a world record.
“I mean, I think not only this game, but even in other games, the only goal for me is to play 50 overs. Who the opponent is doesn’t matter. There is a process for For me, the goal is to stay in the middle.”
His pyrotechnics saw Tamil Nadu amass 506 for 2 of 50 overs. The TN bowlers then regrouped Arunachal for 71 to stage the biggest win ever in List A matches.
The 26-year-old, who has been with the Tamil Nadu squad for about six years now, said he has been working hard on his stick and his fitness.
“I worked a lot on my stick and also on my posture and especially on my physical condition. I’ve been doing it for a while now. Finally, when I score points, I feel good,” he said. .
(With PTI entries)



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