Samit, son of legendary India batsman Rahul Dravid, is progressing from taking baby steps to taking meaningful strides in his cricket journey as the 10-year-old scored a century in an Under 14 club cricket match in Bangalore.
In a match played at the Loyola ground in the Tiger Cup tournament; Samit, playing for the Bangalore United Cricket Club (BUCC), scored 125 against Frank Anthony Public School. His father serves as the president of BUCC.
Samit hit 12 boundaries in his 125 while his teammate Pratyush G scored 143 not out. The duo’s heroics earned BUCC a huge 246 run win.
Dravid Jr previously too made headlines when he was named the “Best Batsman” in an Under 12 tournament scoring half centuries for school Mallya Aditi International.
Sixteen teams from the school and clubs play in the u-12 and u-14 age categories in this tournament where a total of 117 matches are played in 35 days.
Samit’s name came in newspapers last year when he was named the ‘Best Batsman’ in a U-12 Gopalan Cricket Challenge in September 2015. Playing for his school Mallya Aditi International, where students from 16 nationalities study, he hit three half-centuries – an unbeaten 77, 93, and 77, again, in the final, incidentally all the three fifties came in match-winning causes.
Samit’s father Rahul Dravid is currently mentor of the Delhi Daredevils IPL franchise. Earlier this year, he also coached the Indian junior team at U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh.