Musheer Khan breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s records in the Ranji Trophy Final

Musheer Khan

Musheer Khan, the young Mumbai cricketer, has etched his name in the annals of cricket history by breaking a record set by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. In the final of the Ranji Trophy against Vidarbha, Khan scored a century in Mumbai’s second innings, becoming the youngest batsman from his team to achieve such a feat in a Ranji final. This achievement surpasses Tendulkar’s record which stood tall for nearly three decades.

Musheer Khan sets new record

Born on February 26, 2005, Musheer Khan, at the age of 19 years and 14 days, surpassed the record of Tendulkar, who was a month short of turning 22 when he scored twin centuries against Punjab in the 1994/95 season. Tendulkar’s centuries had helped Mumbai win the final of the tournament. Khan’s century came in 255 balls.

The final was held at the Wankhede Stadium, and Khan’s sublime knock guided Mumbai to a 400+ run lead against Vidarbha. He stitched two important partnerships with Ajinkya Rahane and Shreyas Iyer on Day 3 of the Ranji final en route to his century. His performance was instrumental in Mumbai’s pursuit of securing a record-extending 42nd title.

Musheer Khan, the younger brother of India Test cricketer Sarfaraz Khan, has been in good form of late. He was the second-highest scorer during last month’s Under-19 World Cup, with 360 runs at an average of 60, with two centuries and a fifty. His dream run also saw him score a half-century in Mumbai’s semifinal against Tamil Nadu, scoring 55.

Khan’s record-breaking century in the Ranji Trophy final was witnessed by none other than Sachin Tendulkar himself. With Tendulkar in attendance, Khan broke the Master Blaster’s record and became the youngest Mumbai batter to score a century in a Ranji Trophy final.

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