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Mohinder Amarnath-mentored Priyanshu Mauliya played a 556 not out innings
By Sandy - Nov 1, 2018 1:57 pm
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Recently, a 14-year-old boy Priyanshu Mauliya, who is mentored by 1983 World Cup final hero Mohinder Amarnath, played an extraordinary knock of unbeaten 556 runs in a youth tournament.

Priyanshu
Priyanshu Moliya

It was the two-day fixture between Mohinder Lala Amarnath Cricket Academy (M.L.A.C.A) and Yogi Cricket Academy in the Shri DK Gaekwad Under-14 tournament, where the right-handed batsman Priyanshu Mauliya from M.L.A.C.A played that ruthless knock.

The young batsman scored 408 runs on the day one and then added 148 more runs on the day two and remained not out on 556 runs at the end, while his team declared their first innings at 826/4. In his giant knock, Priyanshu hit 92 fours and only one six.

Apart from being a very good batsman, Priyanshu is also a good off-spinner as we can call him a good all-rounder. Earlier of his giant batting performance, he took four wickets on day one to bundling out their opponents on just 52 runs.

After their massive total, Yogi Cricket Academy was bundled out again for just 84 runs as Priyanshu bagged two more wickets in that innings. M.L.A.C.A won by a massive victory by an innings and 690 runs.

Talking about his brilliant batting, Priyanshu said, “My previous highest was 254 in the same tournament last year. I was just playing my normal game as the bowling attack was good. It was a satisfying inning, but yes, I was beaten on four to five occasions. After my first hundred on Monday, I told myself that I need to score 200. I set goals of 100 runs each and was determined to continue playing the same way.”

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Mohinder told about him, “When I saw him for the first time, I knew I was seeing something special. He is a fine talent and he will get better with exposure. I like his passion as well.”

Mohinder
Mohinder Amarnath

Priyanshu was a standout performer in the last season too. In the last season of the same tournament, he was the leading run-scorer as well as he was also the sixth leading wicket-taker. With the bat, Priyanshu scored 1,010 runs in 14 innings with the average of 72.14, including three centuries and four half-centuries.

In that same season, he also took 34 wickets in 19 innings with the average of 15.35. As an off-spinner, he finished as the leading wicket-taker in that tournament.