Charles Coventry sounds like someone from the British Royal family; he is not though!
He is the man who has just broken Saeed Anwar's record of the highest score in a One-Day International.
Yes, that 194 that Saeed Anwar scored against India is no longer the highest ODI score.
194 Not Out is and it belongs to Charles Coventry!
Just yesterday I was at a friend's place in San Francisco browsing through some old cricket videos from his collection.
One of the videos was of Saeed Anwar's 194; we watched the innings again.
While watching it, I thought that that was one record that will probably never be broken.
This was just yesterday!
Since Saeed Anwar notched up that record, Sanath Jayasuriya, Saurav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Matthew Hayden, and MS Dhoni have gotten close to breaking it, but none have been successful.
It was as if there was some external force keeping the 194 record safely in Saeed Anwar's pocket.
But it wasn't to be.
Today, a relatively unknown Zimbwean, Charles Coventry, smashed the Bangladeshi bowling to all parts of the ground to notch up an unbeaten 194!
The fact that it was an unbeaten innings, it sits above Saeed Anwar's 194.
Coventry could have broken the record, however.
He was on 192 when facing the last ball of the innings.
It was a full toss, which he could have deposited to any part of the ground.
But he hit it straight past the bowler for only 2 runs to equal the 194.
The external force at work again?