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Musheer Khan Breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s Record with Historic Century In Ranji Final
By CricShots - Mar 12, 2024 6:13 pm
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In a historic moment at the ongoing Ranji Trophy final, young Mumbai sensation Musheer Khan etched his name in the annals of cricket history, surpassing a record previously held by none other than the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Musheer, the younger sibling of India cricketer Sarfaraz Khan, showcased his prowess by crafting a composed century in Mumbai’s second innings against Vidarbha.

Musheer Khan
Musheer Khan scored a gritty century

In doing so, he became the youngest player from his team to achieve this milestone in a Ranji final. Tendulkar’s iconic century against Punjab in the 1994-95 Ranji Trophy final, when he was 21 years old, had been a memorable moment for Mumbai cricket.

However, Musheer’s feat at the age of just 19 years and 14 days now stands as a testament to his precocious talent. His patient innings, consuming 255 deliveries, culminated with a couple of runs off Vidarbha’s Yash Thakur, propelling him to the coveted three-figure mark.

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Interestingly, Sachin Tendulkar himself was present at the Wankhede Stadium to witness Musheer’s remarkable achievement, underscoring the symbolic passing of the torch from one generation to the next in Mumbai cricket.

 

Musheer Khan’s stellar performance in the Ranji Trophy final follows a series of notable contributions earlier in the year. Representing India at the ICC U-19 World Cup in South Africa, he played a pivotal role in his team’s journey to the final, amassing 360 runs, the second-highest in the tournament.

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Moreover, he showcased his mettle in domestic cricket by notching his maiden First-Class century in the quarterfinal clash against Baroda, eventually converting it into a double-ton. The cricketing lineage of the Khan family continues to flourish, with Musheer’s elder brother Sarfaraz Khan making waves in the international arena.

Sarfaraz’s recent Test debut for India in Rajkot, accompanied by impressive performances, further attests to the family’s cricketing pedigree. As Mumbai sets its sights on clinching a record-extending 42nd Ranji Trophy title, Musheer’s remarkable achievement serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for aspiring cricketers across the nation.