Meghalaya’s 15-year-old off-spinner Nirdesh Baisoya achieved the magic figure of 10 wickets in a Vijay Merchant Trophy match on Wednesday.
He equalled Anil Kumble’s record of taking 10 wickets in an innings when he played for his state against Nagaland in the first innings of a U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy match.
Baisoya returned stunning figures of 10/51 in 21 overs with 10 maidens.
This is Baisoya’s second season in the tournament and he had already bagged 27 wickets from four matches.
Last time, he picked up 33 wickets from 6 matches.
His spell helped Meghalaya to dismiss Nagaland for 113 on day one.
The youngster’s dream figures of 10/51 have put Meghalaya on top. After dismissing Nagaland for a paltry total, it ended the day at 109/4.
The youngster had moved to Meghalaya from Uttar Pradesh two years ago as a guest player.
Grown up in Meerut, Nirdesh trains under Sanjay Rastogi – who coached Team India players like Praveen Kumar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.