Ranjane sets sights on colts
After listening to these stories, the third generation cricketer says that playing cricket was something he took for granted. “After all the stories the urge to go and achieve those same things just wouldn’t go away. The stage was set for me to make my name in cricket,” he says.
The 18-year-old grandson of the late Vasant Ranjane, who played seven Test matches for India in the early 60s, and the son of former Maharashtra pacer Subhash Ranjane is one of Maharashtra’s premier batsmen in the u-19 category. Ranjane has already scored 213 runs at an average of 53.25, which included a century, in four matches during Maharashtra’s qualification campaign for the Vinoo Mankad u-19 one day trophy. The boy who started off as a fast bowler, trying to emulate his grandfather, is now regarded as the bedrock of the Maharashtra u-19 team’s batting.
“I started off as a bowler who could bat a little. In an u-15 match in 2008 I came in to bat at number seven and struck a crucial fifty which helped my team win the match. After that a lot of people told me to concentrate on my
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