The Bengaluru boy, Prolu Ravindra stormed into the record books after scoring a 29 balls century in a Karnataka State Cricket Association match. He broke Chris Gayle’s record of scoring the fastest hundred in any professional game of cricket. Gayle scored a 30 balls century while batting for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
Ravindra scored a swashbuckling hundred scoring 144 runs in just 58 balls with the help of 13 sixes and 4 fours. With the help of his ton, his team City Gymkhana piled up 403 runs in their quota of 50 overs. Jaidur Club was bundled out for just 229 runs in reply.
He achieved this feat in the Group 1 game of the KSCA tournament in the 4th division league on Saturday at the Sri Jnanakshi Vidyaniketan School ground in Rajarajeshwari Nagar.
“Virender Sehwag is my role model. I have been studying in class 10 after playing in cricket and I am aiming for a home in the IPL as well as helping parents,” Prolu was quoted by Vijay Karnataka. Prolu Ravindra is a native of Bapatla situated in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district. Five years back he came to Bangalore to play cricket with his brother Vasu who is an army man.
The Club assistant secretary Dileep Narayan praised Prolu’s hard-hitting capability. “After joining Bangalore, Coach BA Rajir trained Ravindra, who joined Karnataka Youth Cricket Academy. When playing in the corporate cricket tournament, he is now playing explosive innings for our team, combining an offensive game. In a recent tournament in Andhra Pradesh, Ravindra scored 130 runs from 63 balls, 105 runs from 45 balls and 55 runs in 18 balls,” the official said while talking to the media.