new Delhi. The player who was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore before IPL 2022. He has played a stellar innings in the Ranji Trophy. Playing in the style of T20, this player has scored a century in just 68 balls. The name of this player is Abdul Samad, who plays for Jammu and Kashmir in domestic cricket. Samad played this fiery innings against Puducherry. This is the second fastest century in the history of Ranji Trophy. However, he could not break the record of Rishabh Pant’s fastest century 6 years ago. Pant scored a century in just 48 balls against Jharkhand while playing for Delhi in 2016. Then he scored a total of 135 runs in 67 balls. Pant’s innings included 8 fours and 13 sixes.
Before Pant, the record for the fastest century in the Ranji Trophy was in the name of Madhya Pradesh wicket-keeper batsman Naman Ojha. He scored a century in 2015 against Karnataka in 69 balls. Samad has now come second in terms of scoring the fastest century, leaving Naman behind.
Abdul Samad He scored 103 runs in 78 balls in the first match of this season of Ranji Trophy. In this innings, he hit 19 fours and 2 sixes. Thanks to his innings, Jammu and Kashmir scored 426 runs in the first innings. Top-3 batsmen scored half-centuries for Jammu and Kashmir. Opener Kamran Iqbal scored 96, Jatin Wadhawan scored 69 and Shubham Pundir scored 51 runs. Earlier, Puducherry had scored 343 runs in the first innings. Paras Dogra had scored the highest 108 runs. Apart from this, S. Karthik had studded fifty.
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Samad was retained by SRH for 4 crores
Samad was bought by Hyderabad in IPL 2021 for Rs 20 lakh, but this time he was retained for 4 crores. Samad is the fourth cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to play in the IPL. He has scored 222 runs in 23 matches in two seasons of IPL. He has hit 12 fours and 14 sixes in the league.
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