Angkrish Raghuvanshi: Youngest Player to Break 16-Year-Old Record in IPL Debut Match

Angkrish Raghuvanshi, making his debut for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL 2024, has scripted history by becoming the youngest player to achieve a half-century on debut. Raghuvanshi’s remarkable feat surpasses the 16-year-old record held by Shreevats Goswami. 

His outstanding performance signifies a promising start to his IPL career and underscores the talent pool nurtured by the Kolkata Knight Riders. Raghuvanshi’s achievement adds a new chapter to the IPL legacy and sets high expectations for his future contributions to the team.

Kolkata Knight Riders Sets Second Highest Score in IPL 2024 Against Delhi Capitals

In a high-octane match against the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) notched up the second-highest score of the tournament while batting first, amassing a formidable total of 272 runs. 

Sunil Narayan led the charge for KKR with an impressive knock of 85 runs, capturing the spotlight with his stellar performance. However, amidst the talk surrounding Narayan’s innings, young player Angkrish also stole the limelight with his remarkable display.

Angkrish Raghuvanshi Makes History with IPL Debut

Angkrish Raghuvanshi has shattered a 16-year-old record in his debut match for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2024, making him the youngest player to achieve such a feat. Raghuvanshi’s outstanding performance surpassed the previous record set by Shreevats Goswami. 

He played a stunning innings, scoring 54 runs off just 27 deliveries, including five boundaries and three sixes, thereby etching his name in IPL history. Raghuvanshi’s remarkable debut innings not only showcased his talent but also highlighted his potential as a promising young cricketer. At the age of 18 years and 303 days, he became the youngest player to score a half-century on debut in IPL history, achieving this milestone in just 25 balls.

Breaking a 16-Year-Old Record

Angkrish Raghuvanshi, at the age of 18 years and 303 days, became the youngest player to achieve this feat, breaking a record that stood for 16 years. He is among the 23 players in IPL history to score fifty or more runs in their debut innings, and he holds the distinction of being the youngest among them. 

Previously, the record was held by Shreevats Goswami, who scored 52 runs in his IPL debut at the age of 19 years and one day in 2008. Raghuvanshi’s remarkable performance at such a young age underscores his talent and potential in the world of cricket.

Second Fastest Half-Century in IPL Debut

Raghuvanshi holds the distinction of being the seventh youngest batsman to score a half-century in the IPL, and after Shubman Gill (18y, 237d) in 2018, he is the second youngest for the Knight Riders. 

Furthermore, his half-century marks the second fastest in IPL debut innings after James Hopes, who scored a half-century in just 24 balls in his debut match in 2008.

Who is Angkrish Raghuvanshi?

Angkrish Raghuvanshi was the highest run-scorer for India in the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2022. In six matches, he scored a century and a half-century, accumulating a total of 278 runs. 

Originally hailing from Delhi, Angkrish moved to Mumbai and now represents the city in cricket. In November, he smashed a quick half-century against Kerala in the Vijay Hazare Trophy match.

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