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Samit Follows In Rahul Dravid’s Footsteps, strike match-winning centuries

Former India cricketer Rahul Dravid’s son Samit seems to be following his father’s footsteps. Playing in the Karnataka State Cricket Association’s (KSCA) BTR Cup Under-14 tournament, Samit scored a match-winning century for Mallya Aditi International School as they defeated Vivekananda School by a massive margin of 412 runs.

Known as ‘The Wall’ of Indian cricket, Rahul Dravid dominated the 22 yards for more than one-and-a-half decades. He hung up his cricketing boots in 2012 and it was predicted that the void left by the legendary batsman will be hard to fill. But, it seems that Dravid Jr is already preparing himself for the big stage.

Playing in the Karnataka State Cricket Association’s (KSCA) BTR Cup Under-14 tournament, Rahul’s son Samit scored a match-winning century and guided his team Mallya Aditi International School to a huge 412-run win over Vivekananda School. Samit scored 150 runs in his team’s victory. Aryan Joshi, son of Sunil Joshi, top-scored with 154 and together shepherded the team to a colossal 500/5 in 50 overs. Joshi and Dravid Jr.’s efforts were backed up by their bowlers, who skittled Vivekananda School for a lowly 88.

Samit has been a consistent performer in the Under-14 category. Representing Bangalore United Cricket Club (BUCC), he scored 125 against Frank Anthony Public School in the Tiger Cup cricket tournament. His innings was studded with 12 boundaries.

 

He was also adjudged the best batsman at the U-12 Gopalan Cricket Challenge tournament in 2015.

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