The two Mumbai’s inter-school cricket tournaments- Harris Shield and Giles Shield – give the stage to young and talented kids to showcase the talent. We have got talented names like Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma from these tournaments.
On Wednesday (20th November), in the match between Swami Vivekanand International School (SVIS), Borivali and Children Welfare Academy, Andheri at the New Era Cricket Club plot, Azad Maidan, an unusual incident occurred.
Meet Mayekar earned the limelight in Harris Shield; opposition only managed to score seven runs
SVIS’s schoolboy Meet Mayekar scored 338 runs in 134 balls with his teammate Krishna Parte (95) and Ishan Roy (67) setting a target of 762 runs in a 45-over game. The opposition, Children Welfare Academy, had no answer to the Alok Pal and Varad Vaze’s bowling. All the 10 schoolboys were out on the duck but they earned 7 runs which were extras. The team was bundled out in just six overs.
Losing captain Harsh Mishra, who was leading the pack of new team members, opined that they dropped many catches which allowed Meet to score runs.
“I am the only player who was a part of the team last year. All the other players are new. We dropped too many catches—at least eight to nine—and he [Meet] took full advantage of them,” said Harsh.
The youngster Meet was delighted to score a triple century. His father was also surprised by his son’s stunt.
“I got a lot of full tosses. After completing my century, I decided to go for another one and then another one. Luckily, I was able to do it,” Meet told mid-day.
“I still can’t believe that he has scored 300-plus runs. When some parents called me, I thought they were joking because he hadn’t scored a century before,” said Mayekar’s father.