Vaibhav Suryavanshi, 12, makes his Ranji Trophy debut for Bihar. Suryavanshi, became the fourth-youngest player to make his debut in cricket.
Vaibhav Suryavanshi of Bihar made history by becoming the fourth-youngest cricketer to make his Ranji Trophy debut. Suryavanshi made his debut for Bihar against Mumbai at the Moin-ul-Haq Stadium in Patna at the age of 12 years and 284 days. Vaibhav became viral on social media shortly after his debut. Many expressing surprise that a young cricketer was playing in the country’s longest-running red-ball championship.
Vaibhav bats for India B U19 on a regular basis and has half-centuries against Bangladesh U19 and England U19 in 2023. Bihar selectors granted him a chance in the ongoing Ranji season after seeing his improvement in national colors in the Coochbehar Trophy, when he hit 151 runs off 128 deliveries against Jharkhand.
Meanwhile, Vaibhav’s father expressed delight in seeing his son compete against some of Indian cricket’s biggest players, like Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, and Dhawal Kulkarni. He also stated that his son enjoys playing aggressive cricket and is certain that he would do well this season.
Mumbai post 235/9 on Day 1
Mumbai set the tone in the ongoing Ranji Trophy with half-centuries from Bhupen Lalwani and Suved Parker. When all the other batsmen were struggling in the middle. The duo cobble together a crucial 91-run partnership to enable Shams Mulani’s team post 235/9 on Day 1. Tanush Kotian played some superb cricket towards the end of the day, scoring 50 runs off 69 deliveries. Despite struggling with the bat for the rest of the game, his knock helped Mumbai to a decent position.
Veer Pratap Singh was singing with the ball. He took four wickets, while Sakibul Gani and Himanshu Singh each took two. They were looking forward to taking Mumbai’s final wicket in the early hours of January 6 and then putting pressure on them with the bat.