Continuing his fine run in the longest format of the game, opener Mayank Agarwal completed his second double century in the ongoing Test between India and Bangladesh. The right-handed batsman scored 243 in 330 balls, which included 28 fours and eight sixes.
Agarwal reached the milestone in style as he smashed Mehidy Hasan for a six over the long-on boundaries. Several former Indian cricketers lauded the opener for his brilliant display with the bat, while Sanjay Manjrekar compared the 28-year-old with one of cricket’s all-time devastating batsman Virender Sehwag.
Here are a few reactions:
Well done @mayankcricket continue the good work. Great batting!
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) November 15, 2019
— R P Singh ????? ?????? ???? (@rpsingh) November 15, 2019
So proud of you @mayankcricket ??????????keep it up
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 15, 2019
Second double century in just his 7th test match for #TeamIndia and that too with a clean six. Congratulations @mayankcricket for making double centuries look so easy in Test Cricket. You are a great asset to the game @BCCI pic.twitter.com/0DrAgfgTTH
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) November 15, 2019
When I set eyes on Mayank Agarwal the first time, it was during the under 19 WC in NZ, he looked a little replica of Virender Sehwag. Today he got to his 200 in true Sehwag style! ????????????#MayankAgarwal
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 15, 2019
Great example of how to cement your place. Having toiled for so long, Mayank Agarwal is making his opportunity, and form, count. This is a classy double.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 15, 2019
Resuming his innings from an overnight score of 37, Agarwal added another 64 runs during the course of the second day. The batsman was awarded a lifeline during the final session on Day 1 while batting at 32, as Imrul Kayes spilled a sitter off Abu Jayed at first slip.
Mayank’s temperament in the longer format was perfectly highlighted in the first Test against South Africa when he went on to convert his maiden Test ton into a double, while also emerging as the second-highest run-scorer in the Indian camp.