The plan was to make Ranji's debut count: Arslan Khan

CHANDIGARH: At the cricket stadium in Sector 16 on Tuesday, the city of Multan in Pakistan emerged several times. Fans were discussing the famous Test saga in which Sachin Tendulkar was stranded in 194 against Pakistan with alternate captain Rahul Dravid declaring India's entrances. Something similar happened today during the Ranji Trophy match between Chandigarh and Arunachal Pradesh . Chandigarh opener Arslan Khan He was batting fluently in 233 and had only 35 runs below the highest score in the debut of an Indian first-class cricketer. Ajay Rohera He holds the record of 267 for Madhya Pradesh against Hyderabad in Indore in 2018-19.

And in the kind of way Khan was hitting, he could even have crossed the triple figure mark. With two and a half days left, Chandigarh declared his first entry to 502 for 3, four more after lunch on Day 2.

It was a premeditated decision made by team management that tickets will be declared once we reach the 500-run mark, Khan told TOI after his impressive double ton.

I later learned that I was so close to making a record. Fir mauke milenge but debut dusra nahi hoga (I'll have more opportunities but that won't be a debut, he added with a smile on his face.

Arslan has made his way into the Ranji team of Chandigarh doing a lot of racing. In the one-day tournament for children under 23, he made 699 races in 11 innings, with five centuries and two half centuries. But despite scoring five centuries, his highest score was 108 not against Meghalaya. He was not able to do the great centuries.

It was in my mind that I needed to play a lot. It came out quickly after reaching the century in the U23 tournament. Today I made sure to continue and turn the century into a double ton. I'm glad I could do it, said Arslan.

When asked about the game, we dynamos pocket said: It has been a couple of days for us, so far. We are fighting for success. We would love to finish things quickly in the morning session. He adds: As a player, my only goal is to help my team to enter the elite group for next season.