Amidst the dismal show of Sri Lanka U19 in the ongoing world cup, a young batting prodigy Hasitha Boyagoda brought smile on Millions of his countrymen with his epic knock of 191 against Kenya, which now the highest score in the U19 mega event history.
His knock of 191 off just 152 balls, including 28 fours and two sixes, was probably the best innings in the history of the U19 cricket. During the innings, he broke Jakob Bhula’s record for the highest score in an U19 world cup, interestingly made just few days ago against the same opposition.
The shots were Exquisite, the pacing was sublime. He first took advantage of powerplay restrictions, racing away to his half century in just 39 balls, then taking stock in the middle overs, before accelerating towards the end, and the technique too was up there with the best we’ve seen this tournament, despite the strike rate, this was no mad dash of slog fest indeed, as Boyagoda struck just two sixes.
Instead, Boyagoda relied on the virtues of placement and timing, as his off side front foot strokes were particularly eye catching.
After record breaking knock, Boyagoda is getting rave praise from everyone.
However, the most notably recognition came from the legendary Kumar Sangakkara, who himself has been a proud product of prestigious Trinity College.
“Congratulations to Hasitha Boyagoda for his amazing 191 ( highest score in an U19 World Cup) and also passing his A levels with 4 A’s. Everyone @Trinity_Kandy is proud of you” Sangakkara posted on his twitter handle.