Afghanistan’s Ikram Ali Khil broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the highest score by an 18-year-old when he scored 86 off 92 balls against West Indies at the ICC Cricket World Cup in Leeds.
Sachin scored 84 runs against New Zealand in the 1992 World Cup.
The 18 year old wicket keeper batsman scored the highest individual score for Afghanistan in this World Cup. After the match when asked about how he felt breaking the Little Master’s feat he said as quoted by ICC,” I’m very proud to have broken the record of a legend like Tendulkar. It makes me very happy.”
However, Khil was disappointed about missing an opportunity by not scoring a century. He wants to become the greatest cricketer of Afghanistan and is very happy with the experience he got at the World Cup.
Afghanistan lost their last game of the World Cup against West Indies by 23 runs making Ikram’s magnificent performance went in vain. Moreover, Afghanistan had a disappointing World Cup campaign as they lost all the nine games they have played. But they should take back positives from the tournament as a few matches went down to the wire for them.
Source : Various