Vivrant Sharma breaks 15-year-old record, becomes India’s top scorer in IPL innings debut | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: In sensational debut performance, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) open Vivrant Sharma etched his name in the history books by becoming India’s top scorer in his first innings of the Indian Premier League (IPL), breaking a 15-year-old record set by Swapnil Asnodkar of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) way back in 2008 in the inaugural edition of the rich league of money.
Vivrant, who played a fine stroke of 69 points, surpassed Asnodkar’s mark of 60 playing against the mighty Mumbai (MI) Indians at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir, who scored 58* in his opening innings in 2008, is third on the list followed by Devdutt Padikkal who scored 56 points in the 2020 edition in Dubai.
The 23-year-old showed an amazing display of skill, determination and composure. With a masterful blend of elegant strokes and powerful strokes, the debutant Vivrant achieved a splendid half-century. His fine stroke of 69 came off 47 balls and included 9 exquisite boundaries and 2 big sixes.

The crowd was stunned as Vivrant’s mace produced a symphony of borders and towering sixes. This stunning achievement marks the beginning of what promises to be a glorious career for the young cricket prodigy.
Vivrant, who was doing great, eventually fell victim to MI pacer Akash Madwal. Vivrant put up a fine opening stand of 140 runs off Mayank Agarwal off only 83 balls.


Vivrant fell victim to a well executed drop ball from Madhwal. The delivery proved too much for him to handle as he attempted a shot-and-shoot but found himself in an unfavorable position. The result was a lead, sending the ball skyward. Nehal Wadhera positioned mid wicket deep he took an easy catch to end Vivrant’s innings.


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