What I touched today was to the limit: Abhinav Mukund in his 100 in the 100th Ranji game
CHENNAI Abhinav Mukund marked his hundredth Ranji Trophy game with a quick century that put Tamil Nadu in complete control against Railways on the opening day at Chepauk here on Sunday. On a pitch where Railways managed only 76 in their first innings, Abhinav looked at ease from the start.
The left-hander was decisive in his footwork and made full use of the loose deliveries offered to reach his thirtieth first class. Despite being in the song throughout his entries, Abhinav revealed that it was a complicated wicket to hit.
You cannot rely too much on your defense in this wicket and I entered with a positive intention. I wanted to make sure that bowlers never got in their rhythm, ”Abhinav told TOI.
Abhinav, who was fired exactly 100, failed to cross the 10,000 race mark in first-class cricket. “It may sound insensitive, but I have never played for records. It is satisfying to have a century in my 100th Ranji game, but it will make more sense if we win this game, Abhinav told TOI.
With shots on all parts of the ground, Railways ’ bowlers could do little to stem the run flow from Abhinav’s willow. “Whatever I touched today went to the boundary. I haven’t got a hundred in a session ever. On a lighter note, I can say that it took me 100 games to get there,” he said.
The effort of 115 balls of the player of 30 years was interrupted when Mrunal Devdhar caught him in the sliding of the ball. Shivendra singh , but he had already done the job by his side since they are sitting pretty with an advantage of 160 races at this time. They had no idea where to play me. I felt I was completely up but unfortunately I received a ball that bounced more than I thought and was caught in the slip, ”said Abhinav.