Manoj Tiwary became just the second batsman from Bengal after Devang Gandhi to smash a triple century in the Ranji Trophy with the right-hander recording his maiden triple ton against Hyderabad in the 2019-20 Group A clash on January 20, 2020 (Monday). “It’s gonna be a gud night sleep for me tonight,” a relieved Tiwary later wrote on social media having already put Bengal in the driver’s seat against Hyderabad. The 34-year-old struck 30 fours and 6 maximums en route to his unbeaten 303 from 414 deliveries –the final 50 of which came from just 37 balls. Tiwary’s innings helped Bengal declare their first innings at 635/7 with captain Abhimanyu Easwaran declaring the inning immediately after Tiwary hit the landmark. Manoj Tiwary Shines With Maiden Triple Ton to Put Bengal in Command Against Hyderabad.
“It’s gonna be a gud night sleep for me tonight. Blessed to have scored my maiden triple hundred in first-class cricket today against Hyderabad. Want to thank of all of u who all have sent their love nd wishes for me. Really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart,” wrote Tiwary on his social media page thanking all his fans and well-wishers for their congratulatory messages and prayers.
Manoj Tiwary Reacts After Maiden Triple Ton
It’s gonna be a gud night sleep for me tonight. Blessed to have scored my maiden triple hundred in first class cricket today against hyderabad 👍 Want to thank of all of u who all have sent their love nd wishes for me. Really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart 💓🤙 pic.twitter.com/jVc6NBXcEK
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) January 20, 2020
Tiwary’s innings was important given at the juncture it came. Bengal had begun their Ranji Trophy 2019-20 campaign with an eight-wicket win over Kerala but have since drawn against Andhra and Gujarat while also losing to Vidarbha in their previous game. It has been a difficult time for Tiwary on a personal level too.
Congratulations manoj! Well deserved
— neeru bhatia (@neerubhatia3) January 20, 2020
Congratulations for the Brilliant Triple Century 👏🏏 🔥🔥 keep Rocking 😍👍
— Vaishnavi_Raina❤️ (@ImvaishuRaina3) January 20, 2020
The Best is Yet to Come...
Keep rocking bro😍. The best is yet to come 🔥 pic.twitter.com/V4Edrp6jr7
— Joshua (@JoshJey16) January 20, 2020
Your Time Will Come
Congratulations Manoj Sir, You will get your deserved due more so in times to come. 👍🤗
— #PantFC (@LifeIsAnElation) January 20, 2020
An India Comeback Already??
So happy for you Manoj....hopefully you target 1000 runs this season which Is now a possibility.. would love to see you play for India
— Sushant Shetty (@shetty_sushant) January 20, 2020
Congratulations!! Well deserved! Hope to see you in whites for India too, someday :)
— Rahul (@Gryyfffindor) January 20, 2020
He went unsold at the IPL auction last month and has not played for India since 2015. Tiwary was also involved in a controversy after allegedly asking Devang Gandhi, Bengal’s 1st triple centurion, to leave the dressing room.
The 34-year-old has played 12 ODIs and 3 T20Is for India and has an ODI hundred and a half-century to his name. Meanwhile, his knock meant Hyderabad ended Day 2 trailing Bengal by 552 runs having finished the second day on 83/5.