There are just so many batsmen doing good at the local level in India that the pool of cricketing talent in India is the richest amongst all the countries. Here you will find hidden unpolished diamonds waiting to get explored on the smallest of opportunities they get and one of them is surely Shashank Singh who has displayed tremendous amount of capabilities with the bat. Shashank has had a wonderful season so far and has excelled in almost every match and tournament he has got to play. Quite evident from his current form where he has notched up 3 tons including a double ton in a span of last 4weeks in just 4innings.
His most recent outing was against MIG CC at DY Patil ground in Nerul where in his team DY Patil won the toss and elected to bat first. Batting first, DY Patil notched up a big total of 436/7 in 70 overs as their in-form opener Shashank Singh played a swashbuckling innings of 237 off mere 205balls. His way of batting in the longer format certainly reminds us of Nathan Astle and Sehwag who would bat in the same way. Right-handed Shashank single handedly demolished the bowlers smashing 22fours and as many as 12 big hits to enthrall his team mates and the spectators alike. All-rounder Shoaib Shaikh and another batsman who is also in very good touch Shubham Ranjane also smashed fifties in the middle which came in handy.
On the other hand MIG CC were bundled out for 178 runs where in their solid top order bat Kevin Almeida once again stood out with an aggressive 56 while experienced Gaurav Jathar at the middle order also fought well with his unbeaten 56*. All-rounder Abhishek Nayar who is one of the biggest names in domestic circuit grabbed 4wkts for just 8runs stamping his authority. DY Patil won the match by 258 runs and it was Shashank’s dominating 237 which took the game away from MIG Cricket club.
Shashank’s last 3 hundreds in 4 innings-
1st hundred 129* against Parsee Gymkhana in Purshottam Shield pre-quarters
2nd hundred 126 against Payyade cc in Police shield finals.
3rd double hundred 237 against MIG CC in quarters of Purshottam Shield