Rahul Dravid, Sunil Joshi’s son Samit and Aryan score match-winning centuries, make fathers proud

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New Delhi | Published: January 10, 2018 3:35:47 PM

Playing in the Karnataka State Cricket Association's (KSCA) BTR Cup Under-14 tournament, Rahul Dravid's son Samit scored a match-winning century for Mallya Aditi International School as they defeated Vivekananda School by a massive margin of 412 runs.

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During the 90s, Rahul Dravid and Sunil Joshi were the flagbearers of Karnataka cricket, often helping their side out of difficult situations. The duo later went on to play for India together and now, their sons are on course to follow the same path. Playing in the Karnataka State Cricket Association’s (KSCA) BTR Cup Under-14 tournament, Rahul Dravid’s son Samit scored a match-winning century for Mallya Aditi International School as they defeated Vivekananda School by a massive margin of 412 runs.

Samit played fluent innings of 150 runs, taking the team’s total to a colossal 500/5 in 50 overs. However, he wasn’t the top scorer or the innings. Samit’s partner in crime was Sunil Joshi’s son, Aryan Joshi who top-scored with a knock of 154 runs. Joshi and Dravid Jr.’s efforts were backed up by their bowlers, who skittled Vivekananda School for a lowly 88. Interestingly, Samit’s knock came just one day before Rahul Dravid’s birthday, serving as a perfect birthday present.

Samit has been a consistent performer for the side, especially in the Under 14 category and two years back, representing Bangalore United Cricket Club (BUCC), which his father used to serve as President, Dravid Jr stroked 125 against Frank Anthony Public School in the Tiger Cup cricket tournament, decorated with 12 boundaries. He was also awarded as the ‘Best Batsman’ in a U-12 Gopalan Cricket Challenge in September 2015.

Sunil Joshi is currently in Bangladesh as their spin consultant. Bangladesh will host a tri-series ODI tournament from January 15 featuring Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, Rahul Dravid in New Zealand as India’s Under 19 coach to take part in the ICC Under 19 ODI World Cup.

Speaking only a few days before the start of the tournament, Dravid said that the process of identifying a core group of 35-40 kids was started a few years ago. He added that these players have been playing a lot of cricket including a few series, a couple of Asia Cups where they had the opportunity to see a large group of talent.

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