Well, this miraculous achievement of Aditya Garhwal certainly deserved to be applauded. For the record, Aditya Garhwal is a 18 year old player of Rajasthan, who has displayed a wonderful batting skill while playing in the ongoing Vinoo Mankad Trophy. He has smashed 763 runs in the tournament in just 5 matches, including 2 double centuries.

He said, “I couldn’t believe Suresh Raina had sent a bat for me. The best present I have got so far in my short career. I like to play straight as I am not a powerful man. I wanted to quit after last year but my coach Anshu Jain convinced me to carry on. My father (electrical engineer) Narendra and mother (chemistry professor) Savita also encouraged and never pressurised on academic front.”

When asked about contact from IPL teams, he added, “No I didn’t but one sports management company called up to sign me. Haven’t yet decided.”

Former India keeper Sadanand Viswanath, who was umpiring, said, “Technically sound and plays straight. Very sinewy and has a bright future. Hope he does well in seniors too.”

This wonderful young player reminds the fans of a young Sachin Tendulkar who was gifted pads by Sunil Gavaskar at a young age. We hope he attains the same success.