NEW DELHI: Karnataka batter
became an overnight sensation with his record-breaking knock of 404 not out in the
Cooch Behar Trophy final
against Mumbai on Monday. What made his achievement more special is that he broke
's 25-year-old record for the highest score in the U-19 tournament final.
Yuvraj showcased his batting brilliance by scoring an impressive 358 for Punjab in a match against Bihar in 1999.
India's World Cup winning captain MS Dhoni was a member of the Bihar squad during that encounter.
Reacting to his record being broken, Yuvraj expressed his delight over Prakhar's extraordinary feat and said he is immensely happy to observe that the future of Indian cricket is in safe hands.
"Very happy to see this! Records are meant to be broken and I'm glad to see the future of Indian cricket in safe hands," Yuvraj posted on X (formerly Twitter).
Prakhar's 636-ball knock saw him hit 46 fours and three sixes.
The highest individual score in India's premier U-19 domestic event is
's 451 not out for Maharashtra against Assam in 2011-12.
Prakhar expressed disbelief that he has achieved this feat and remains at a loss for words after breaking Yuvraj's long-standing record.
"I still can't believe it that I have achieved it. I remember as a kid I watched MS Dhoni, and then like when I got to know that Yuvraj Singh scored 358, I had no words. And then to be able to do it now it feels unbelievable. I am still not able to believe it," he told TOI.