Sagar Kulkarni (right) has hit what is thought to be the world's first Twenty20 double century. Kularni, a native of Pune, India who has played a handful of times for Singapore, was playing for Marina Desi Boys against Singapore Pakistan Association in the recently concluded Singapore Cricket Association Twenty20 Cup, which was won by Lanka Lions.
Kulkarni came in at number three after the first wicket fell in the third over and raced to his century from 24 balls. He went on to club 219 from just 56 balls with 18 sixes and 23 fours, leading his team to 368/3 from their 20 overs. His team unsurprisingly won the match.
His national team mate Dharmichand Mulewa, speaking to the Asian Cricket Council, said that his most amazing shot was a six over extra-cover that went out of the Kallang ground and into the neighbouring netball courts. Mulewa scored a relatively sedate 89 from 44 balls in the match.
The man himself told the Asian Cricket Council, "I'm known for ones and twos in regular cricket but I can play shots all around too but even I was shocked by the way I batted. It's a great feeling and never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be able to achieve this feat, especially when nobody in world cricket has done it."
In a report on their website the Singapore Cricket Association said, "SCA congratulates Sagar on this achievement and wishes him to achieve more such feats in his cricketing career in the years ahead."
Photograph (c) Asian Cricket Council