Former India cricketer Rahul Dravid son Samit Dravid scored a century at the Loyala cricket grounds. All of 10 years of age, Samit scored a century in an Under-14 club cricket match in Bangalore. Representing Bangalore United Cricket Club (BUCC), which his father serves as a President, Samit stroked 125 against Frank Anthony Public School in the Tiger Cup cricket tournament. Samit scored with 12 boundaries, was the second-highest score since his team-mate Pratyush G remained unbeaten on 143. Pratyush G top scored with an unbeaten 143 and added 213 runs for the fourth-wicket with Dravid as the duo starred in a crushing 246-run win in the 30-over game against Frank Anthony Public School who were shot out for 80 in the chase.
Samit made first time headlines when was awarded the ‘Best Batsman’ in a U-12 Gopalan Cricket Challenge in September last year. Back then, he scored three match-winning half-centuries with scores of 77*, 93, and 77 in the final playing for his school Mallya Aditi International. Dravid, who is currently mentor of the Delhi Daredevils, had earlier spoken about his son’s contrasting batting style. Dravid had said of Samit last year, “He’s ok, he’s got good hand-eye coordination. But no, he just smashes it and that is what I encourage him to do – just smash it.”
During the group stages, he mark up another unbeaten 93 against DelhI Public School (Whitefield), helping his school win by 62 runs. However, his performance came in the next round, where he saw off some tricky bouncers, helping build a 114 run fifth wicket partnership in a relatively bowling friendly track. The most surprising fact is that Samit is performing against players two years elder to him.
Samit Dravid, who will be 11 in October, hit 125 and was the second-highest scorer for his side Bangalore United Cricket Club.
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