Rwandan Eric Dusingizimana batted for 51 hours non-stop to the claim the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest individual net session in Cricket!
Eric was on the field for 51hours straight at the Amahoro International Stadium, beating a time of just over 50 hours set by Indian Virag Mare at the Mahalaxmi Lawns in Karve Nagar, Pune last December.
Rwandan two-day net session was all so that he could raise money for the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation (RCSF) – a charity set up to raise money and build the first international cricket stadium in Gahanga, on the outskirts of Kigali.
“I am so happy to have helped raise awareness for cricket in Rwanda and the work of the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation. We need to build the future of cricket in Rwanda, which is why the stadium is important.” Dusingizimana said to the World Cricket
During the 51-hour batting session, the Rwanda cricket captain was allowed five minutes every hour as a break, which included health breaks to let him eat.
The 29-year-old batsman is currently serving as the skipper of the Rwandan Cricket Team.
UK’s Former Prime Minister Blair, who was in Rwanda for the World Economic Forum on Africa, bowled several deliveries off a two-step run up. And congratulated him on twitter
— Tony Blair Institute (@InstituteGC) May 13, 2016