Mysore, twelfth August 2022: Whereas 20-year-old Will Smeed turned the primary participant to hit a century in England’s most-watched T20 event The Hundred at Edgbaston just lately, Karnataka’s very personal 20-year-old Rohan Patil turned the primary to attain a superb century within the first version of Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20 being performed on the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Floor in Mysore.
His glowing knock on Thursday helped his group Gulbarga Mystics register an enormous 9-wicket win towards dwelling group Mysore Warriors led by India cricketer Karun Nair who arrange a complete of 160/4 in 19 overs. Opening the batting line-up for Gulbarga Mystics, a peaceful and composed Rohan reached the half century mark in simply 15 deliveries whereas his century got here in simply 42 deliveries. His unbeaten knock of 112 was studded with 11 fours and 7 over the boundary line.
“I actually loved my innings yesterday and after some extent it felt like the group began cheering for us as an alternative of the house group. It undoubtedly feels nice to be the primary to get a century on the Maharaja Trophy, it is a nice alternative for children like me,” acknowledged the teenager who performs for Sir Syed Cricketers, a primary division membership primarily based out of Bengaluru.
Rohan’s father Anand Patil was an empaneled umpire with the KSCA, and that’s how the teenager’s journey started within the sport. “Sure, in fact I began taking part in cricket due to my father who was concerned within the sport as an umpire however I feel I used to be all the time drawn to the sport as a child and having intently watched a variety of gamers don the India colors from Karnataka, I used to be impressed to take up the game in all seriousness,” added Patil.
Whereas he aspires to attract the eye of franchises within the mega IPL by memorable efficiency within the Maharaja Trophy, he says it’s too quickly to begin dreaming of an IPL stint. “I’m conscious that good present right here might assist me draw the eye of IPL franchises, and absolutely if given an opportunity I’ll intention to play my greatest. However for now, I’m solely targeted on taking part in good innings for my group Gulbarga Mystics and assist the group play within the ultimate of Maharaja Trophy,” Rohan asserted.
Solely a day prior, on Wednesday, Mysore Warriors’ skipper Karun Nair had performed a swashbuckling knock of 91 runs however couldn’t get to the 100-mark as his group efficiently chased the goal of 141 set by Hubli Tigers.
There have been some large scores within the event to this point, and Rohan’s ton is maybe solely the beginning of larger innings to come back because the Bengaluru-leg of the event begins subsequent week on the Chinnaswamy Stadium.