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Subodh Bhati, Delhi, breaks a double hundred in a T20 match at club level

Delhi cricketer Subodh Bhati made history on Sunday when he became the first Indian batsman to score a double century in a Twenty20 match.

Bhatti achieved the feat in a club T20 tournament where he performed for Delhi XI.

In the match against Simba, Subodh Bhati opened the innings and eventually smashed just 205 runs in 79 deliveries. The beat consisted of 17 fours and just as many combative sixes. Bhati scored his first 102 runs in just 17 deliveries.

The storm wind from Bhati ensured that Delhi XI delivered a whopping 1/256 runs in 20 overs. And the fact that the Delhi cricketer scored 80% of the runs makes the performance even more astonishing. The other two batsmen – Sachin Bhati and captain Viks Bhati57 – contributed 25 and 6 runs respectively to the team’s total.

Scorecard Credit – Subodh Bhati Insta Account

As for T20 cricket, the West Indies incident Chris Gayle holds the record for the highest individual score. Gayle achieved the feat during the 2013 IPL when he hit a barely credible 175 not-out[in just 66 deliveries[] against the now deceased Pune Warriors.

In the international arena, Australian captain for limited overs Aaron Finch holds the record for the highest individual score by a batter.

Finch achieved the performance against Zimbabwe during the 2018 T20I three-series, where Pakistan was involved as the third team. Finch smoked a brutal 172 of 76 deliveries using 16 4s and 10 monstrous sixes.

As for Subodh Bhati, the 30-year-old cricketer represented Delhi in 8 FC, 24 List-A and 39 T20 matches in which he scored 147, 132 and 120 runs respectively. He also claimed 19, 37 and 47 wickets in FC, List A and T20 cricket respectively.

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