Amol Anil Muzumdar
(born 11 November 1974, Bombay
) is an Indian cricketer
, currently playing for the Assam cricket team
who is primarily a right-handed batsman
. He holds the world record for the highest-ever score by a player on his first-class
debut. He also holds the record for the most runs scored in the Ranji Trophy
, India's premier domestic first-class cricket
competition, breaking the record held by Amarjit Kaypee
. However, despite his success, he was never selected for the Indian national team
, an unfortunate feat he shares with the man whose record he broke.
Muzumdar attended Sharadashram Vidyamandir School, where he was a schoolmate of future cricketing star Sachin Tendulkar
. Like Tendulkar, he was coached by Ramakant Achrekar
. When Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli
shared in a then-record unbroken 664-run partnership for their school in a Harris Shield match, he was on the same team and was due to bat next.
On his first-class debut for Bombay
, he scored 260 against Haryana
at Faridabad in a Ranji Trophy
match in the 1993-94 season
. This was a record for any player on their debut in first-class cricket.
Muzumdar was named as the vice-captain of the Indian U-19 cricket team
for their tour of England in 1994. He was regarded as one of the country's finest prospects and was labelled the "new Tendulkar". He also played for the India A
side in the 1994-95......