Arman Jaffer's three consecutice double hundreds and four centuries on a trot  is a record in history of Cooch Behar Trophy © Arman Jaffer's Facebook page
Arman Jaffer’s three consecutive double hundreds and four centuries on a trot is a record in the history of Cooch Behar Trophy © Arman Jaffer’s Facebook page

Wasim Jaffer’s nephew Arman Jaffer has entered record books by hitting three back-to -back double centuries in Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy. Arman plays for Mumbai Under-19 and his performance has made his team become the table-toppers in Group A.  Before these three brilliant double hundreds he had struck 174 against Tripura. Thus, the right-hander now has four successive centuries in Under-19 First-Class cricket. Both of these are records in the tournament. The 17-year-old’s last innings of unbeaten 218 was considerably special as it was against a quality team Karnataka. His first two double hundreds were 224 against Madhya Pradesh (MP) followed by 223 against Orissa. His brilliant form in high probability will help him get selected for ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016.

According to report by ABP Live, in international cricket no batsman has struck three consecutive double hundreds. In ODIs, Kumar Sangakkara has hit four back to back centuries while in Tests there have been five batsmen who have succeeded in doing so viz. Rahul Dravid, Everton Weekes, Younis Khan, Jack Fingleton and Alan Melville. Arman has been playing amazing cricket this season. He has 895 runs from five matches at a phenomenal average of 223.75. He also bowls handy off-spin which has helped him take nine wickets in the tournament. Earlier, he was also included in Mumbai’s 30 probables for Ranji Trophy. However, he failed to make the cut for the final 15. READ: ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016 schedule announced

In 2010, Arman struck a brilliant 498 playing for Rizvi Springfield School. This is the highest individual score in school cricket in the country. Arman’s uncle Wasim Jaffer has played Test cricket for India as an opening batsman and holds the record for most runs in First-Class cricket. Cricket runs in the Jaffer family. Arman’s sister, 13-year-old Fatima Kalim Jaffer is a brilliant prospect for women’s cricket in India. She is a fast bowler and a handy batswoman. READ: Wasim Jaffer’s niece Fatima Kalim Jaffer picked for Mumbai women’s under-19 team