18-Year-Old Prakhar Breaks Yuvraj Singh’s 24-Year-Old Record

18-Year-Old Prakhar Breaks Yuvraj Singh’s 24-Year-Old Record

On Monday, Karnataka batter Prakhar Chaturvedi broke Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s 24-year-old record. Chaturvedi scored 404 runs in 636 balls in the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy final against Mumbai. He outshined Singh’s 1999 record of 358 runs for Punjab against Bihar, and interestingly, MS Dhoni was part of the Bihar team. Singh held the record for the highest individual score for more than twenty years.

The BCCI appreciated the 18-year-old’s smashing record on their official account X. He smashed 46 fours and three sixes, which helped the team earn 890 for eight in reply to Mumbai’s 380. He opened the inning and played the unbeaten inning, staying at the crease for 885 minutes.

Chaturvedi was not selected for the Under-19 team this season. However, he emerged as another addition to India’s talent in cricket. With his massive win, he now has a chance to play for Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy as a member of the senior team.

In an interview, he said that breaking Singh’s records feels ununbelievable; he is proud and is beyond words. Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh also praised Chaturvedi and said that records were meant to be broken. He added that he is happy to see that the future of Indian cricket is in safe hands.