Jagadeesan, who broke Alistair Brown’s 20-year List A record – 268 for Surrey vs Glamorgan, secured a phenomenal 435-run victory over Arunachal at Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday.
Asked if he was aware of the record, Jagadeesan, who had been with CSK for four years and was allowed to play seven IPL games, said he was simply following the process.
“No, not really, I wasn’t really thinking about all the records. It was just about hitting and following everything I’ve done.”
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Apart from record list A score, Jagadeesan and his opening partner B. Sai Sudharsan also set a record for the highest partnership for any wicket in a 50-over game.
The opening duo, who added 416 runs for the first wicket, surpassed the previous record of 372 made by West Indies Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels for the second wicket against Zimbabwe in an ODI in 2015.
It was Jagadeesan’s fifth consecutive hundred as he deflected the hapless Arunachal bowling attack, scoring 277 off 141 balls, including 15 sixes.
“It felt really good…” said Jagadeesan when asked about his reaction to breaking a world record score.
“I mean, I think not just this game, but even in the other games, the only goal for me is to play 50 overs. It doesn’t matter who the opponent is. There’s one process for me, the goal is to stay in the middle.” .”
His pyrotechnics saw Tamil Nadu amass 506 for 2 on 50 overs. The TN bowlers then bundled Arunachal for 71 to record the biggest win ever in List A matches.
The 26-year-old, who has been part of the Tamil Nadu squad for about six years now, said he has worked a lot on his punching power and fitness.
“I’ve worked a lot on my hitting and also on my fitness and especially on my fitness. I’ve been doing that for a while now. In the end, when I score points, I feel good,” he said.
(with input from PTI)