Antum Naqvi makes history; becomes the first player to score a triple century for a Zimbabwean cricket team


HARARE – The Zimbabwean cricket scene has been abuzz with excitement ever since Antum Naqvi made his mark in the domestic arena. His outstanding performances for franchise side, Midwest Rhinos, and club side Takashinga Patriots 2 have set social media teeming with demands for his inclusion in the national team. 

Antum Naqvi makes Logan Cup history scoring triple century
Antum Naqvi [Image: Zimbabwe Cricket Domestic/X]

However, this Belgian-born Australian sensation is currently ineligible to represent Zimbabwe. Despite this, he is actively working towards meeting the necessary requirements to proudly wear the Chevron red in the future.

In the ongoing 2024 Logan Cup match pitting Midwest Rhinos against Tuskers at Takashinga Sports Club in Harare, Naqvi—who was also captaining Rhinos—etched his name into the history books of Zimbabwean cricket by achieving a remarkable feat. He accomplished what no other player has done before in Zimbabwe's domestic cricket system by scoring a triple century. 

This outstanding achievement has not only elevated his burgeoning reputation to lofty heights but has also imprinted his name in the annals of the Logan Cup's history. 

Naqvi's monumental innings now stand as the highest individual score in Logan Cup history, surpassing the 299 runs scored by Brian Davidson for Midlands against Matabeleland in the 1974/75 season. 

It can only get exciting from here. 

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