The Punjab cricketer had scored a century at the age of 14.
He died at the age of just 18.
New Delhi: Many old records of cricket are forgotten by the people or only those records are remembered which are made on a large scale. Do you know that a cricketer from Punjab had scored a century at the age of 14. He made his debut in first class cricket in 1987 at the age of 13. We are talking about former Punjab cricketer Dhruv Pandav who could play cricket only for 5 years.
The year was of 1988. Punjab was ready to play a match against Jammu and Kashmir in the Ranji Trophy. No one knew that it would be such a big day for Dhruv Pandav. Dhruv was only 14 years old at that time and he scored a century in the third match of his career. He scored a total of 137 runs during the match. After that many people started comparing him with great batsman like Sachin Tendulkar.
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Dhruv scored 170 against Services for Punjab in 1991. This was his top score in Ranji. During this, he also completed 1000 runs of his career. He made this record at the age of 17 years 341 days. The sad thing is that this was his last Ranji match.
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Once, while returning from playing Deodhar Trophy, Dhruv took a cab from Ambala to Patiala. But he did not know that this would be his last journey. While going from Ambala to Patiala, he had a road accident in which the driver and he died and in this way India lost one of the finest cricketers. When he died, he was only 18 years old.
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Tags: Former Indian Cricketer, Punjab
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 16, 2023, 18:53 IST