He notched an unbeaten 300 from just 72 balls in the Friends Premier League, a local Delhi competition.

The 21-year-old smashed 39 sixes and 14 fours in his innings to help his side secure an astonishing score of 2-416.

Ahlawat made 34 runs in the final over of the innings which included five consecutive sixes.

"The attack was good but after seeing off the new ball, I decided to just bat aggressively and was really timing the ball well," Ahlawat told ABP Live.

"I saw the scoreboard, and I was nearing my 200 with five overs to go, so I decided to go for the kill.

"I reached 250 with just two overs to go, I told my partner, let me try if I can make 300, and I got 30 off the last over."

Ahlawat confirmed he has put his name down in the Indian Premier League auction to be held in two weeks.

"Yes, I have put my name in IPL auction but I am not sure if this knock will help make people notice me," he said. "I am eager to prove my worth."

The highest individual score in a professional T20 is Chris Gayle's 175 in the IPL.

The record team total is 263.