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Rwandan cricketer breaks world record after batting for 51 hours

Rwandan cricketer breaks world record after batting for 51 hours


Rwandan national cricket captain, Eric Dusingizimana has set a new record after spending 51 hours in the nets.

The event was attended by Rwanda’s minister of sports and culture, Julienne Uwacu and some participants of the World Economic Forum on Africa going on in Kigali.

Who does this after batting for 51 hours? Only 1 man can, Eric Dusingizimana #Eric4WorldRecord pic.twitter.com/0eI6fujYl6

— RwaCricketAssoc (@RwaCricketAssoc) May 13, 2016

Dusingizimana has therefore replaced an Indian, Virag Male who held the last record after batting for 50 hours.

Dusingizimana thinks more should be done to improve the state of the cricket game in Rwanda.

“We need to build the future of cricket in Rwanda, set up good cricket facilities as well as help improve the sport’s image on the international stage. I will not give up till the last ball,” he said.

Dusingizimana started playing cricket in 2006 with Right Guards and has played for Young Tigers, Impala Titans and Dugout CC.

Dusingizimana has helped Rwanda to win the ICC division III tournaments in Accra in 2011.

The new Guinness World Record holder has also various tournaments in Rwanda.

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