June 17, 2012

Indian cricket

Three teenagers, three seasons, 25,000 runs

Nikita Bastian

The Indian Express' Bharat Sundaresan and Devendra Pandey tell the story of three boys in their early teens who have been setting records in Mumbai. Sample this: Arman Jaffer, 14, scored 498 in December 2010 - the highest-ever individual score in a school match.

These days, the buzz in Mumbai is about three teenagers - Sarfaraz Khan, Arman Jaffer and Prithvi Shaw - and their superlative scores with the bat. For the first time since Sachin Tendulkar made his debut, these three youngsters have set the city grounds on fire ... Sarfaraz has smashed 31 centuries while Prithvi has over 25. Arman has crossed the 100-mark on 55 occasions - 28 of them coming in one season. That’s a total of around 120 tons between the three.

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