Vijay Hazare Trophy is the most crucial ODI domestic tournament in India. Vijay Hazare Trophy was introduced in 2002 as a limited-overs domestic tournament. Earlier, the teams participating in the tournament were divided into five zones namely- Central zone, East zone, North Zone, South Zone and West Zone. In Vijay Hazare 2020-21, there are 38 teams divided into six groups – group A, group B, group C, group D, Group E and Plate.
Tamil Nadu is the most successful team in Vijay Hazare Trophy so far – winning titles on five occasions. Karnataka follows Tamil Nadu with 4 titles to their name. When talking about a 50-over domestic cricket tournament in India, Vijay Hazare is the most popular league to look upon. The tournament has seen some great knocks throughout its history. In the history of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, only four players have managed to hit double centuries. Here we take a look at these four players, who created history after smashing a double ton in Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Vijay Hazare Trophy: 4 Indian Batsmen Who Have Scored A Double Century In The History Of The Tournament
Karn Veer Kaushal- 202
Karna Veer Kaushal became the first-ever cricketer to smash a double century in Vijay Hazara Trophy. While playing for Uttarakhand, he hit a marvellous 202-run knock against Sikkim in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19. With 202 runs in 135 balls, Karn Veer Singh broke Ajinkya Rahane’s record of highest knock of 187 in Vijay Hazare Trophy. Rahane had scored 187 runs in the 2007-08 edition of the tournament.
While reaching his double century, Karn Veer Kaushal hit 9 sixes and 18 fours. He was able to reach his double century in 132 deliveries. With Karn Veer Kaushal’s spectacular knock, Uttarakhand posted massive 366 runs on board while batting first. Uttarakhand easily won the match after opposition Sikkim could only manage 167-6 runs on board in 50 overs.