On his Ranji Trophy debut against Uttarakhand in the current quarterfinal match on June 7, Mumbai batter Suved Parkar got a double century (Tuesday). He was put into the starting XI to replace injured veteran batsman Ajinkya Rahane, and he scored a century on the first day. Former Mumbai captains Sachin Tendulkar and Ajinkya Rahane, as well as current captain Prithvi Shaw, have all scored a century on debut for Mumbai.
The right-handed batsman, who is 21 years old, proceeded to amaze on day two, scoring a double century in the second session. After current coach Amol Muzumdar, he became only the second Mumbai player to achieve this achievement. In the 1993-94 season, Mumbai’s Muzumdar hit an undefeated 260 runs against Haryana. Sakibul Gani of Bihar holds the record for the greatest first-class debut score of 341 runs, which he scored against Mizoram earlier this year.
After Suved Parkar’s run out, Mumbai declares on 647/8.
After several spectacular innings by youthful batters like Suved Parkar, Sarfaraz Khan, and Armaan Jaffer, Mumbai looks strong to reach the semifinals. Suved Parkar was second fiddle to in-form local hero Sarfaraz Khan on day one, and both players were undefeated. On the second day, Khan accelerated his performance, scoring 153 runs at an outstanding strike rate of 74.63. Mayank Mishra knocked him out, but Mumbai all-rounder Shams Mulani put together a strong sixth-wicket stand with Parkar. Parkar hit some tremendous smashes in the second session to help the team reach the double digits, and he achieved the double digits on his 375th ball. He was bowled out for 252 runs, only eight runs short of Amol Muzumdar’s debut record. After Parkar’s dismissal, Mumbai skipper Prithvi Shaw declared the innings with 647 runs on the board. Parkar’s teammates and coach, Amol Muzumdar, greeted him with a thunderous ovation for his double century. Parkar has also played for the India U19 team, however, he has not had much of an effect. However, his domestic successes with the Mumbai U-14, U-16, and U19 teams helped him win his first Ranji Trophy appearance. Even if he does not play in the semifinal, he is expected to preserve his spot in the starting XI.