Article by: RAVI HARI, Senior Writer
Playing for Delhi Capitals Bal Bhavan Cricket Academy in the match against Endurance Cricket Academy in the Dream Chasers Cup Under-14 cricket tournament in Delhi, 13-year-old teenager Mohak Kumar hit a memorable 331 runs off 125 balls. Smashing 30 sixes and 28 fours at a whopping strike rate of 264.80 amidst applause from many, the Delhi youngster was destructive during the course to his triple century at Shiksha Bharti Public School Stadium.
The young cricketer wreaked havoc in the 40-overs match while being at the crease for 137 minutes.
The world had known about this cracking century after the footage was shared by Delhi Capitals on its Twitter and Facebook handles.
Glimpses of the sensational knock by Mohak Kumar can be seen in this video that has been shared by Delhi Capitals.
Take a look:
13 year-old Mohak Kumar's innings made us go 🤯
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) November 23, 2021
Left-handed batsman Mohak Kumar displaying his phenomenal batting skills set the ground alight. The stylish young batsman’s sensational knock was filled with glorious shots that reached all places beyond the boundary.
In the innings of a life time, the youngster caught everyone’s attention.
Mohak Kumar brings back memories of teenagers creating sensation with their batting very early in their age playing for their schools and making them proud. While Mohak Kumar’s breath-taking batting adventure creates a storm, we take a look some of the others who broke records and created a few for others to break.
Here are some of the great batting adventures of some teenagers who went on to rise in ranks:
February 1988: Sachin Tendulkar (14) and Vinod Kambli (16) made history with 326 not out and 349 not out respectively while playing for Shardashram Vidyamandir against St Xavier's High School in Harris Shield trophy in Azad Maidan, Mumbai. This 664-run stand was the highest partnership for any wicket in any class of cricket.
November 2006: Hyderabad’s St Peter High School kids B Manoj Kumar (320 not out) and Mohammad Shaibaz (324 not out) created history when their 721-run world record partnership beat the 664-run stand made by Tendulkar and Kambli. This was achieved by the two junior Hyderabad cricketers in the Hyderabad Cricket Association Inter-School Under-13 tournament.
November 2009: A twelve-year-old Sarfaraz Khan scored 439 runs hitting 56 boundaries and 12 sixes during his 421-ball innings while playing for Rizvi Springfield against Indian Education Society in Harris Shield tournament at Kandivli, Mumbai. This knock broke the record set by R Nagdev who had scored 427 not out in 1963-64.
October 2010: 15-year-old Ali Zorain Khan playing for Nagpur Cricket Academy in Nagpur in a tournament hit 461 not out off 306 balls, and broke BB Nimbhalkar’s 443 not out set in 1948 during a first-class match between Maharashtra Vs Kathiawar in Pune.
December 2010: 13-year-old Armaan Jaffer entered the world records for the highest individual score in school cricket. Armaan smashed 498 for Rizvi Springfield School against IES Raja Shivaji School in Giles Shield tournament at Cross Maidan in Mumbai.
February 2013: Armaan Jaffer again when he was 15 years old broke the record for the highest score in Under-16 Harris Shield tournament with 473 runs, playing for Rizvi Springfield school against IES VN Sule Guruji in the final. Facing 359 balls, he hit 65 fours and 16 sixes in the innings that lasted 437 minutes.
November 2013: Prithvi Shaw, when he was 14 years of age, smashed 546 runs off 330 balls, the highest score by any Indian batsman in minor cricket, during a Harris Shield match at the Azad Maidan in Mumbai. This innings played over two days for 367 minutes had 85 fours and 5 sixes.
November 2018: 14-year-old Priyanshu Moliya playing for Mohinder Lala Amarnath Cricket Academy against Yogi Cricket Academy in the Shri DK Gaekwad Under-14 tournament in Vadodara, scored 556 not out and went past Prithvi Shaw’s 546.
Many hope young Mohak Kumar plays for India in the future if he continues to display such talent on the field.