Dravid’s son Samit Dravid creates ripples in KSCA U14 cricket
In the fixture against the Raichur Zone, Samit Dravid picked up 3/28 with the ball.
Published - Dec 8, 2017 3:06 pm | Updated - Dec 8, 2017 3:06 pm
Samit Dravid, son of former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid, is making giant strides at a very young age. The youngster has been in the news in the recent times for his stellar performances in the local cricket tournaments in the city of Bengaluru. Samit is a regular face for his club team in the age group levels and is a key member of his school team as well.
Now, the young cricketer is creating some serious ripples in the Karnataka State Cricket Association’s (KSCA) Inter-zonal Under-14 tournament in Bengaluru. It is astonishing to see Samit Dravid, who is just 12 years old, smash the bowlers at will at such a young age. He is currently playing for the Bangalore Zone in the KSCA tourament.
In the fixture against the Raichur Zone, Samit Dravid picked up 3/28 with the ball. He bowls medium pace deliveries. Despite his exploits with the ball, the Bangalore Zone went on to lose the match by a mammoth margin of 190 runs. However, what this episode has done for the young lad is that now he is being seen as an all-rounder, as against the previous conception of him being a specialist batsman.
Not a new name to the media
This is not the first time when Samit has been in the news. A couple of years earlier, in the 2015 season, the then nine year old Samit had smashed three fifties for his school. He had played for the Mallya International school in the U12 tournament that year. His exploits with the bat had fetched him the Best Batsman award as well.
Also, his school had went on to win the title too. In the Tiger Cup, that was played in 2016, Samit Dravid had smashed 125 whilst playing for the Bangalore United Cricket Club (BUCC) against Frank Anthony Public School. While the junior Dravid continues to impress the selectors, Rahul Dravid is busy honing the India U19 team for the ICC U19 World Cup 2018.