Who is Tanmay Agarwal who scored fastest first-class triple-hundred against Arunachal Pradesh while playing for Hyderabad

Hyderabad's Tanmay Agarwal rewrites history, blasting fastest first-class triple century off 147 balls, smashing Marco Marais' record! 366 runs, 26 sixes, a day etched in cricket lore.

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Tanmay Agarwal etched his name in history thanks to his blazing innings.,

Tanmay Agarwal etched his name in history thanks to his blazing innings.,

Hyderabad's Tanmay Agarwal etched his name in cricket history today with a blistering knock that rewrote the record books. Facing Arunachal Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy Plate Group, Agarwal carved an unbeaten 366 runs off just 181 balls, claiming the title of the fastest-ever triple century in first-class cricket history based on balls faced.

The 28-year-old opener tore through the Arunachal bowling attack, reaching his triple ton in just 147 deliveries, shattering the previous record held by South Africa's Marco Marais, who reached the milestone in 191 balls in 2017. Agarwal's onslaught included 34 fours and a staggering 26 sixes, showcasing his devastating power and clean hitting.

This wasn't just about speed though. Agarwal's innings was a masterclass in timing and shot selection. He punished anything loose, while his drives were crisp and elegant. His dominance helped Hyderabad amass a mammoth 615-4 before declaring, putting them in a commanding position in the match. Cricket fans around the world were left in awe of Agarwal's display. Social media buzzed with praise for his batting prowess, with former and current players hailing his achievement. This historic knock not only cements Agarwal's place in cricketing lore but also injects a thrilling dose of excitement into the ongoing Ranji Trophy season.

Who is Tanmay Agarwal?

Born in 1995, Agarwal's cricketing journey began at a young age, representing Hyderabad at various age-group levels before making his first-class debut in 2014. He smashed centuries on both his first-class and List-A debuts and has also led Hyderabad. In 2017 and 2018, he was part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad owing to his explosive exploits in the domestic circuit. However, he did not get a game.

He has played 55 first-class games so far, scoring 3533 runs at an average of 38.82. He has 11 centuries and as many half-centuries to his name. His average of 48.39 in List-A cricket suggests that the 50-over format is the arena in which he has done well on a consistent basis. However, now, following his record-breaking feat, Agarwal will be eager to add consistency to his game so that he can achieve greater heights.

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