Guinness world records have long been a desire of young people, but few have been able to achieve them. However, a 19-year-old Siddarth Mohite was eager about breaking the records, and he undertook one of the most difficult jobs in the nets: batting for the longest time. According to the regulations, there will be a five-minute break every hour, and crossing the finish line will be a massive marathon. Mohite beat Virag Mane’s 50-hour record in 2015 by batting two hours longer than him, and his record of 72 hours and five minutes will be entered into the record books pending clearance.

After finishing the mammoth endeavour, the young adolescent expressed his satisfaction at having completed the job he had set out to do and said that he wanted to show off his additional abilities to everyone. He went on to say that the lockdown had hampered a few of his cricketing years, but that his determination to try something new had paid off.

“I’m overjoyed that I was able to finish what I was attempting. This was one of the ways I wanted to demonstrate to others that I had a unique quality. I missed two terrific cricketing years as a result of the COVID shutdown, which was a significant loss. So I thought about doing something new and it came to me out of nowhere, so I contacted a lot of academies and instructors,” Mohite said in a statement.

He went on to say that several instructors disagreed with his choice to try out, but Jwala Singh backed him up. Jwala is well known for being the childhood coach of Yashasvi Jaiswal, who won the Under-19 World Cup in 2020. “Everyone turned me down. Then I approached Jwala Sir, who answered, “Why not?” He was there for me every step of the process and offered anything I needed,” he continued.