N. Jagadeesan, a wicketkeeper-batsman for Tamil Nadu, is the first player to ever score five consecutive List A hundred.
The 26-year-old batsman accomplished the achievement on November 21 in Bengaluru during an Elite Group C encounter between Tamil Nadu and Arunachal Pradesh as part of the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy when he hit the three-figure mark.
Jagadeesan was batting on 255 off 131 balls after a fantastic batting performance in which he had reached his double hundred. He achieved the fastest List A double-hundred by reaching his double hundred off just 114. With a first-wicket stand of 416, Jagadeesan and Sai Sudharsan (154 off 102) also set a new record for List A cricket.
Prior to his heroics on Monday against Arunachal Pradesh, Jagadeesan had struck 128 off 123 against Haryana, 168 of 140 against Goa, 107 of 113 against Chhattisgarh, and 114* off 112 deliveries versus Andhra. The Vijay Hazare Trophy includes all of the tonnes that have arrived.
Virat Kohli, Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Devdutt Padikkal shared the record for the most hundreds in a single season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy prior to the Tamil Nadu batter. In just one round of the domestic tournament, they have all amassed four tonnes each.
“I have been trying to improve my game every single day”: N. Jagadeesan
In the past, after scoring his fourth hundred in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, Jagadeesan claimed he was not doing anything special and was simply paying closer attention to the ball. The New Indian Express cited him as stating the following:
“I have not done anything special to get these four tons. Just, I have been watching the ball and playing judiciously.”
“I have been trying to improve my game every single day. What perhaps could have helped me is the fact that when I go out to bat, I try to have the same mindset,” N. Jagadeesan added.
The Tamil Nadu hitter had played in 41 List A games prior to his knock on Monday and had amassed 1782 runs at an average of 44.55.