Wonder Boy Yashwardhan Chouhan of Chambal smacks scores of 425, 235 and 391

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Young batting prodigy Yashwardhan Chouhan from Madhya Pradesh’s Chambal has made sensational scores in the under-13 Inter Divisional tournament of the AW Kanmadikar Trophy in Indore.

He has become a run-machine who is unstoppable. He has notched up scores of 47 vs Ujjain, 425 vs Shahdol, 235 vs Bhopal, and 391 vs Indore in the semifinals.

No doubt, he has impressed one and all with his performances. He likes to play shots on the ground and not through the aerial route.

Wonder Boy Yashwardhan Chouhan of Chambal smacks scores of 425, 235 and 391, Six Sports

He has smashed 1091 runs in just 705 balls.

His praises caught the attention of India’s former wicketkeeper, Chandrakant Pandit, who is now head coach of Madhya Pradesh to have a look at this wonder kid.

Wonder Boy Yashwardhan Chouhan of Chambal smacks scores of 425, 235 and 391, Six Sports

Yashwardhan was dismissed for 391 after resuming his overnight innings of 367 and Pandit could only see a small glimpse of his performance.

Chandrakant Pandit’s statement on Chouhan

Last night, MPCA secretary Sanjeev Rao called me and asked me to watch this boy play. Since I look after all age group cricket here in MP, it was my duty to have a look at him. He was out to a ball which kept really low. However, he was batting really well. Technically, he looks good, particularly for a 13-year-old. He was playing in the ‘V’ in front of the wicket. If someone is making double hundred, triple hundred and four hundred at the age of 13, it should inspire budding cricketers from around the country. His consistency notching up big scores is amazing. It shows his ability to play a long innings, a good appetite, even at that young an age. It reminds me of a young Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli, and how their partnership inspired so many cricketers.

Pandit was happy and impressed with Chouhan’s approach to the game. He had a chat with him and asked why didn’t he hit a six during any of his innings?

He was equally impressed with the 13-year-old’s answer. The boy replied that when he could get runs just by sweeping the balls on the ground, why go for the aerial route?

I don’t know how far he’ll go, but he’s shown his hunger to play a big innings. Even I scored a triple hundred in inter-school cricket, but only once, but I never scored 200, 300 and then a 400! Today, he was out for 391, thus missing out on his second 400-run knock in the tournament. The attack too wasn’t bad!

Said Pandit.

He took 6 wickets for 46 that included a hat-trick in his 17 overs while bowling off-spin.

The matches in this tournament are played on a two-day basis in the league stage and on a three-day basis in the semifinals.

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