Chris Lynn's 91 sets new bar for batsmen in T10 cricket
Abu Dhabi T10 League is up and running in full swing and Australia's destructive batter Chris Lynn's has just redefined power-hitting with his jaw-dropping knock of 91 runs from a mere 30 balls. That's hitting above the strike rate of 300!
His record innings for Maratha Arabians in a T10 game left Team Abu Dhabi shellshocked - who couldn't come to grips with the hammering they received at the hands of Christopher Austin Lynn.
Lynn's blistering batting performance broke the previous highest T10 score record of Alex Hales - who smashed 87 runs off 32 balls in 2018.
Lynn was a touching distance of making a century but the thunderous striking got clogged up slightly as he was stranded at the non-striker's end in the last few overs.
"When you get closer to a hundred, you want to get there. But at the end of the day, the guy at the other end was hitting boundaries as well," said Lynn after missing out on a century.
He struck nine fours and seven sixes as he went on a boundary rampage and made the bigger boundaries seem minuscule at the idyllic Zayed Cricket Stadium.
Lynn unleashed his ballistic knock just a few days after Indian Premier League's (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) decided not to retain the 29-year-old for the next year's edition.
KKR clearly missed the trick by squandering the opportunity to retain the freak batsman.
He is part of Pakistan Super League's player roster and should be the go-to overseas pick in the draft next month for all the franchises, especially after his unrelenting coruscating strokeplay in the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10 League.
T10 League is growing in stature as the third edition attracts several big names of limited-overs cricket who are taking a shot at getting used to cricket's new avatar.