Young Trinidadian scores 404 not out in 35-over school match

Kallicharan walloped 44 boundaries and 31 sixes during his unbeaten knock of 404

Kallicharan walloped 44 boundaries and 31 sixes during his unbeaten knock of 404

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Scoring 404 not out off 35 overs seems like an impossible feat. Well, impossible is nothing for one 14-year-old boy from Trinidad after he hammered 44 boundaries and 31 sixes to score an unbeaten 404 in a school match.

Kirsten Kallicharan, who is the captain of Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-15 team, has been branded as the next Brian Lara following his record-breaking feat, which occurred while he was representing Vishnu Boys Hindu College in a school match against Valencia High School.

Kallicharan scored 362 of his runs in boundaries and brought up his century in just 35 balls. 

Thanks to Kallicharan’s mind-blowing innings, Vishnu Boys Hindu College finished on 548/1 off their 35 overs. 

In reply, Valencia High School only mustered 89 before they were bowled out, giving Kallicharan’s side a dominating 459-run victory.

At the beginning I was just batting normal, just aiming to make a hundred but when I got to my century I realised I could score more and more and I just continued to bat,” Kallicharan told the Trinidad Express. “I am not over-reacting about it. I am just feeling happy I reached there. I am staying focused.”

Kallicharan scored a double century earlier in the season and his coach, Tarandath Sammy, believes the 14-year-old has a bright future ahead of him. 

He had dominated the Under-13 level and the Under-15 level last year,” Sammy said. “It is remarkable but we are not reading too much into it.

Before the game, we were discussing the batting order and I asked him if he wanted to open the batting, but he said he wanted to give the other boys a chance.”

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