Played 508 runs in 40 overs match: 13-year-old Yash Chavde created history

Played 508 runs in 40 overs match: 13-year-old Yash Chavde created history in the inter-school match, the team won by 705 runs

Jan 14, 2023 - 19:04
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Played 508 runs in 40 overs match: 13-year-old Yash Chavde created history

Maharashtra's 13-year-old batsman Yash Chavde has created history. Yash played an unbeaten inning of 508 runs in the Mumbai Indians Junior School tournament. In this 40-40 over match played in Nagpur on Friday, Yash's team Saraswati Vidyalaya scored 714 runs without losing a wicket.
In reply, the rival Siddheshwar Vidyalaya team got all out on the score of 9 runs in 5 overs. In this way, Saraswati Vidyalaya won the match by 705 runs.
Yash faced 178 balls in his innings and hit 81 fours and 18 sixes. Yash has become the first Indian batsman to score 500 runs or more in any inter-school limited-overs cricket match. The world record for playing the biggest innings in this category is in the name of Sri Lanka's Chirath Celeperuma. Chirath scored an inning of 553 runs in an under-15 match in Sri Lanka in 2022.
According to cricket statistician Mohandas Menon, Yash's innings are only the 10th innings above 500 runs in any format and any age group. Out of these, five times this feat has been done by an Indian batsman. Before Yash, Pranav Dhanvade (1009 not out), Priyanshu Moliya (556 runs), Prithvi Shaw (546 runs) and Dadi Hawewala (515) were the Indian batsmen who played such big innings.
These four batsmen had scored so many runs in more than one day's match. Yash became the first Indian to score 500+ runs in limited-overs cricket.
Yash was initially trying to make a career in skating. By the age of 10, he tried this sport. Good results also came at the state and national levels. However, his father felt that the sport did not have a great future in India. Then he encouraged Yash to play cricket.
Even before Saraswati Vidyalaya, well-known cricketers appeared. Faiz Fazal, the present captain of the Vidarbha Ranji team, has also been a student of this school. Faiz had earlier scored an inning of 280 runs while playing for the school team in under-14 cricket. Vidarbha's most successful wicket-keeper batsman Akshay Wadkar also played in the same school team.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer