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Vivrant Sharma becomes the highest-scoring Indian in his first IPL innings, shattering a record that had stood for 15 years | Cricket News - Times of India

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    NEW DELHI: In a sensational debut performance, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) opener

    Vivrant Sharma

    has etched his name in the history books as he became the highest Indian scorer in his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) innings, breaking a 15-year-old record set by

    Swapnil Asnodkar

    of Rajasthan Royals (RR) way back in 2008 in the inaugural edition of the cash-rich league.

    Vivrant, who played a fine knock of 69 runs, surpassed Asnodkar's score of 60 while playing against mighty Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

    Former Indian opener

    Gautam Gambhir

    , who scored 58* in his debut innings in 2008, is third in the list followed by

    Devdutt Padikkal

    who scored 56 in the 2020 edition in Dubai.

    The 23-year-old showcased an extraordinary display of skill, determination, and composure. With a masterful blend of elegant strokes and powerful hitting, debutant Vivrant hit a splendid half-century. His fine knock of 69 came off 47 balls and included 9 exquisite boundaries and 2 big sixes.

    The crowd was left in awe as Vivrant’s bat produced a symphony of boundaries and towering sixes. This extraordinary achievement marks the beginning of what promises to be a glorious career for the young cricketing prodigy.

    Vivrant, who was going great, finally became the victim of MI pacer

    Akash Madhwal

    . Vivrant put on a fine 140-run opening stand with

    Mayank Agarwal

    off just 83 balls.


    Vivrant fell victim to a well-executed short ball by Madhwal. The delivery proved too challenging for him to handle as he attempted a pull shot but found himself in an unfavorable position. The result was a top-edge, sending the ball skyward.

    Nehal Wadhera

    positioned at deep mid-wicket took an easy catch to end Vivrant's innings.


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