Our Beginners team have been playing their in-house matches since long and were looking forward to play against other academies and school team, which became a possibility on Sun 22 Sep morning after cancellation of the previous match due to bad Haze situation.
The match was in a modified form for all the 12 players to play in a pair form with each pair playing 4 overs each and for bowling each player to bowl minimum of 2 overs, which gave a good amount of exposure to all our beginners’ player.
The toss was won by Dhoni team led by captain Bharggava who elected to bat first. Dhoni team scored 83 for the loss of 7 wickets while in response AIS team scored 120 for the loss of 5 wickets and won the match.
However, the Dhoni team players played as a team and kept the momentum to restrict the runs until the end by putting up every possible efforts to stop the boundaries and backing up each other during fielding.
The were remarkably good and consistent bowling performances from Advik Chentneni, Bhargaava Mukund, Eshan Nathan, Nikhil Mehta, Ishath Sandeep, Sidhartha Avula. In the fielding department, Krushang Suwarna, Advik Chintneni, Eshan, Bharggava did a wonderful job to stop the boundaries and backing up each other. While in the batting, there were good shots from Bharggava, Ishath, Advik, Nikhil, Dhruva, Sai despite the pro-soft ball was pitching low.
The player of the match was awarded to Advik Chintneni for his consistent performance in bowling and fielding and importantly backing up all the time.
Despite the loss of the match, the beginners’ team enjoyed the game from the start till the end as they played together as a team, constantly cheering up their batting pairs, enjoyed the victory after taking every wickets. Above all, they displayed the Gentlemen spirit of the game by cheering and shaking hands with the opponent team as well.
The Dhoni Beginners team will continue with their next matches against AIS team. Stay tuned.
Dhoni Academy Beginners team
- Anandita Ramaswamy
- Dhruva Chkraborty
- Bharggava Mukund (C)
- Eshan Nathan
- Arush Shah (Absent)
- Krushang Suvarna
- Sai Keerthi Vernekar
- Nikhil Mehta
- Advik Chintneni
- Siddhartha Avula
- Arav Hazra
- Ishath Sandeep