Underlining his potential as a big-hitter days ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL), India’s Test wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Saturday bludgeoned an unbeaten 20-ball 102 as his team Mohun Bagan beat B.N.R Recreation Club by 10 wickets in the J.C. Mukherjee T-20 local cricket tournament.
Saha, who will be turning out for former champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) this season, smashed 14 sixes and four fours to gun down a modest target of 152 in just seven overs at the Kalighat ground.
Saha took just 12 balls to reach 50 and during the course of the blitzkrieg also smoked six sixes in an over.
He completed his century in just 20 balls, hitting the winning runs too with a six as Mohun Bagan posted 154/0.
The right-hander lad had an astonishing strike rate of 510.00 while his opening partner and skipper Subhomoy Das remained unbeaten on 43 off 22 balls.
“I don`t know whether this is a record or not. I tried to play different shots and had that in mind ahead of the IPL,” Saha told reporters after the match.
“I always like to open the batting in T20s. But we have Warner and Shikhar there so I am ready to bat anywhere for my team,” he said.