Suved Parkar on Tuesday became the second Mumbai batter in Ranji Trophy history to reach a double century on debut. The first was in fact scored by his head coach Amol Muzumdar against Haryana at Faridabad during the 1993–94 season.
Parkar reached the mark off 375 balls with a tap to long-off, off Uttarakhand’s Swapnil Singh during day 2 of the quarterfinal game in Alur II. His innings was studded with 17 fours and three sixes.
He is now the 12th Indian overall and third debutant this season to have scored in excess of 200 runs in a single innings.
“It’s a great feeling to contribute for the team. Getting to play a knockout game as my first match in itself is special, the hundred just makes it even more special,” Parkar had said after Stumps after scoring a ton on Monday.
A product of Rohit Sharma’s alma mater under the wings of coach Dinesh Lad at the Swami Vivekanand International School in Borivali, Parkar has been a consistent scorer across age-group levels.
Having represented India Under-19 in 2019-20 and played a stellar role in Mumbai’s CK Nayudu Trophy triumph last month, Parkar is high on confidence.
“I knew my chance will come sooner or later. I was prepared to make the most of it. Being with Rajesh Pawar sir in Mumbai’s U-19 and U-25 set-ups has helped me a lot,” he said.
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