Mumbai: Wasim Jaffer's nephew Arman Jaffer became the highest run-scorer in the Harrish Shield history on Friday with a blistering knock of 473 for his school Rizvi Springfield in the tournament's final against IES VN Sule Guruji, who suffered at the hands of the 14-year-old's 359-ball stay, which produced 65 boundaries and 16 sixes.
Arman's knock, that came at the back of his 263 in semi-final, though once again finished agonisingly short of the 500-run mark - after he missed the record in 2010 in a Giles Shield match where he scored 498. But his innings on Friday broke the previous Harris record of 439 held by Sarfaraz Khan from the same school. Also this season, Arman became the first to score over 1000 runs in the history of Vijay Merchant cricket.
"The best part about my batting is that I don't have any preconceived notions. I don't think much. The only thing that matters is the attack. I have my methods of dealing with each bowling attack. Once I have sorted that out, runs begin to flow," Arman told Times of India.
Arman and his partner at the crease Siddharth Singh narrowly missed at breaking another long-standing, illustrious record when Singh (177) fell 33 runs short of Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli's record partnership of 664. Arman and Singh added 631 together.