In Numbers: Teenager Who Broke Bradman's Record
A history was created by an Afghan teenager Baheer Shah recently when he broke the much talked about record of Sir Don Bradman, the legendary Australian cricketer who is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. Baheer became the first-ever batsman to do so, scoring 1096 runs from 7 matches and 12 innings with a record-breaking average of 121.77. With this, he has topped the chart of batsmen having highest average with a score of 1000 or more first-class runs. Here are some exciting records Baheer now has in his name after this exceptional performance:
Bettering the record of Bradman: In comparison to Bradman's average of 95.14 in First Class cricket, Baheer achieved a stunning average of 121.77 in the 12 innings of 7 matches he played. It is to be mentioned here that Bradman finished his career at a breathtaking average of 99.94 and no cricketer was able to surpass the feat before Baheer (when taken all forms of cricket into account).
Second highest debut score in the First Class history: Debuting from the Speen Ghar Region, Shah scored an unbeaten 256 runs against the Amo Region, which made him the second highest scorer in the history of First Class Cricket. The former Indian cricketer Amol Muzumdar holds the first spot in this list with 260 runs.
Second youngest triple centurion in the First Class Cricket: Following the former Pakistani Cricketer Javed Miandad at the top, Baheer became the second youngest cricketer who scored a triple century in the First Class Cricket.
Missed the chance to become the fastest 1000 run-getter: After scoring a whopping 831 runs in the first 6 innings, Shah reached very close to becoming the quickest 1000 run scorer in First Class cricket. However, unfortunately, the 7th match was abandoned due to rain when he was not out at the score of 9. Former Australian cricketer William Harold Bill Ponsford currently holds this record in his name.