India is a country in which every household has a cricket lover. Every festival celebrates even the smallest achievement. Indians have had other reasons to celebrate the hundredth day of the on-going first test in Visakhapatnam between India and South Africa of Mayank Agarwal, Indian International cricketer. In his outstanding results, Mayank Anurag Agarwal, who is an opening right batsman and plays for Karnataka, definitely fixes him on top of the Indian batting order. On 26th December in the year 2018, Mayank did make a debut in the international career against the Australian team.
In 2017-18 he won his maiden’s triple century Ranji Trophy and also in the same month won 1000 runs of first-class cricket for Karnataka’s battle against Maharashtra. In the 2017-2018 Ranji Trophy, he was the top rider with 1,160 hits.
Mayank Agarwal’s domestic career
His career as an IPL started with Kings XI Punjab’s purchase in the IPL auction in 2018. In the 2017-18 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he managed to make 723 runs in eight matches and thus became the leading running scoreboard again. It has 2 141 scored in all formats that are the highest in the Indian domestic season by any batsman.
In the year 2018, Mayank Agarwal did win the Madhavrao Scindia Award for the Ranji Trophy of a BCCI as a top scorer.
Mayank Agarwal’s international career
He was there in the Indian Test squad for the series against West Indies in September 2018 but did not play. In December 2018, he became part of the Indian Test Team for the Australia Series instead of Prithvi Shaw who was omitted from it because of his injury. He scored 76 times for the first time in a Test debut in Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the highest score of the Indian cricketer. He was added to India’s squad in the Cricket World Cup 2019 to replace Vijay Shankar. Now he has managed to retain his reputation as a runner with a score hundreds since he was a runner in the most matches.
However, there were not just 100, 215 runs as India took charge of the tea break. Mayank Agarwal was 4th Indian Cricketer to score his first double hundred in the maiden trial century. In the past, only those were Dilip Sardesai, Vinod Kambli, and Karun Nair. This was the first double century for an Indian opener, following 239 by Virender Sehwag against Sri Lanka in 2009-2010, in Test Cricket.
South Africa had a rough time since the first test took about 82 people, but up to then, the Indians had already scored for the 317-run stand. The Tests for India against South Africa was the highest partnership and the third-highest opening stand in all test crickets for India.
Agarwal was keen to get a test maiden 100 and his partner, Rohit Sharma, also could have had it out because of his excitement. His massive 215 balls, allows the hosts to announce their first entrances at 502 for seven of 136 overheads.