Sanju Samson

Wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson smashed an unbeaten 212 for Kerala against Goa and broke a slew of records in the 2019 Vijay Hazare trophy game on Saturday.

Samson showed his class as he smacked 21 fours and 10 sixes, scoring at a strike rate of 164.34.

It is also the fastest double hundred in List A history and the highest score in a Vijay Hazare trophy fixture. He also became the sixth Indian to register a double hundred in a 50-over game after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Karn Kaushal.

Gautam Gambhir and Shashi Tharoor were among those who lauded Samson on Twitter and also called on the selectors to give him an opportunity.