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Ruturaj Rampage: Opener scores 220* as Maharastra pile 330 against UP in Vijay Hazare quarter finals 2022

“What’s the use of being a genius without a touch of madness?” The statement has proved to be true time and again. But when we get to witness a genius who has a method in his madness, words fail to do justice while trying to pen-down such a feat hasn’t been and probably would never be matched in the history of “The Gentleman’s Game”.

It was such an out-of-the -world show with the willow in hand that this Pune guy, Ruturaj Gaikwad, presented the spectators as he marched his way into the record books by hitting 7 sixes in a single over while completing his double hundred in the Vijay Hazare trophy quarter finals against Uttar Pradesh.

Ruturaj Gaikwad cause carnage against UP in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022

The carnage unleashed by this Maharashtra opener , referred by many as a run-machine, who already has passed the 100 run mark in this tournament against Railways, can be used by motivational speakers in their sessions to exemplify the farthest limits of human achievements.

Laden with 10 hits to the fence and 16 of them over it, as Ruturaj amassed 220 runs in 159 balls without being dismissed, he had the record keepers in disarray as he became only the 2nd batsman after Rohit Sharma to hit the highest number of sixes in a single innings of a List A match.

Incidentally, Ruturaj had also been the highest run-getter in IPL 2021 as he opened the batting for Chennai Super Kings. This prolific run-getter has surely made a case for himself and it’s just a matter of time that he is seen in the national fold once again as this is his 5th century in the last 8 innings

Though not the first time that a double hundred is being scored in this Vijay Hazare trophy 2022 , but 43 runs in 1 over remains the USP of this innings and probably the recipe of the impetus that this innings would receive in times to come.

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