Two young cricketers are the talk of the town these days. Tanush and Vijay Payal have created ripples in the ongoing Dehradun district cricket league with their scintillating performances.

Nineteen-year-old Tanush smashed a double hundred, the first ever in the history of Doon cricket league, to enter the record books. Playing for Tanush Cricket Academy, the opening batsman made life miserable for the opposing team Doon Stunners by scoring 297 runs in 128 balls. He missed a triple ton by a whisker when he got out playing a casual shot.

Tanush was on the rampage in the match played recently. He hit a record 31 fours and 22 sixers in his 124 minute innings. The opening batsman has recently moved to his home state from Gujarat, where he used to play for the junior state team.

District Cricket Association’s secretary Vijay Pratap Mall said, “This year we are hosting the 71st edition of the district league. This is possibly the highest score by any individual in the history of the district league.” The case of medium pace bowler Vijay Pal is no different. He produced the most deadly over in the history of district cricket league by claiming five wickets in an over.

Bowling the 16th over of the match against Swar Club, this Yuva World Bank bowler started his over by claiming the wicket of Sandeep Tomar in the first ball. Narendra, Govind Prasad, Munna and Bijendra Kumar returned to the pavilion without disturbing the scorer. Vijay claimed last five wickets of Swar Clubs in five balls to help his side register a 144 runs.

Two dozen clubs are fighting for top honours in the B division and seven others in the A division of the 71st Dehradun District Cricket League, which began from 25 November.