Thursday, May 21, 2009

Manish Pandey!

He's from Karnataka.

He's played a handful first class games and dozen Twenty20 matches.

He played for the Mumbai Indians last year.

He turned out for the Royal Challengers Bangalore this year.

It was only his 3rd match in the IPL this year.

It was only his 2nd innings in the IPL.

He smashed only the 2nd century in the IPL this season.

His 114* is the highest score in IPL 2009.

He was up against 2 of the the leading wicket takers.

He is Manish Pandey.

And he is only 19!

And above all, after McCullum, Hussey, Gilchrist, Symonds, Jayasuriya, Marsh, and AB; Manish Pandey becomes the FIRST EVER INDIAN to score a century in the IPL! (Thanks Adverbin).

Some Achievement that.

Make your pitch on this post...



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  1. adverbin said...
     

    You forgot to add that he is the first Indian to score a hundred in IPL!

  2. Sam said...
     

    Mumbai's loss is RCB gain. He played classy shots. he is no slogger...He is a beauty, not Bollywood but a batting beauty.

    same post on my blog too.

  3. Q said...
     

    Adverbin: I missed that! Thanks for that.. will update the post.

    and WOW!

  4. Q said...
     

    Sam: It sure is.

    Quite a knock that was.

  5. Sam said...
     

    Rameez is going bonkers on Pandey...

  6. Q said...
     

    Sam: Rameez IS bonkers.

  7. Rayden said...
     

    Damn, I missed the innings. But seriously - 114 not out - thats awesome. Also glad an Indian finally scored a century in IPL.

    Also can you believe Bangalore finishing 3rd in the table???

  8. The Old Batsman said...
     

    That kid can bat...

  9. Q said...
     

    Rayden: unbelievable!

  10. Q said...
     

    Old Batsman: he CAN! One for the future..

  11. adverbin said...
     

    He was a bit of a let down in the Ranji Trophy, especially since Karnataka are not good enough to give bright prospects a long run. (Vijay Bharadwaj, then calling himself R.Vijay, played for two full seasons in Karnataka's heydays, before scoring a fifty. But once the dam broke....!).
    I hope this knock signals his coming of age. Karnataka might just have a serious batting contender for National Colours, several years after Dravid... oops, Bharadwaj.... double oops, Uthappa.

  12. raj said...
     

    adverbin, you forgot the great Sujith Somasundar!

  13. Anonymous said...
     

    He is sexy too......sure girls will go on crazy on him in a while

  14. Q said...
     

    Adverbin: didnt follow Manish in the Ranji, but his record suggests what u say. But after the innings last night - his good time might just be starting!

  15. Q said...
     

    Raj: Sujith who?

  16. Q said...
     

    Anon: u fancy him?

  17. raj said...
     

    Q, thats a former Karnataka opener who played briefly for India.
    http://content.cricinfo.com/india/content/player/34086.html
    Opened with Sachin.
    Strike rate of 25 :-)

  18. Q said...
     

    Raj: thanks for the link.. how did I miss him play for India? I can pretty much say Ive never heard the name before.

    Wierd.

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