Bengaluru, April 20: Former India captain and batting legend Rahul Dravid's son Samit smashed a superb 125 to power BUCC (A) to a mammoth 246-run victory in an Under-14 match of the Tiger Cup cricket tournament here today (April 20).
Right-handed batsman Samit blasted 22 fours and one six on way to a match-winning knock of 125. He and Pratyush (143 not out, 26x4) shared a massive 213-run partnership for the 4th wicket.
Thanks to 10-year-old Samit and Pratyush's tons, BUCC (A) piled up 326/5 in 30 overs at the Loyola Ground on Wednesday. In reply, Frank Anthony Public School (FAPS) were bundled out for a paltry 80 in 27 overs.
The Tiger Cup is being played in Bengaluru featuring club and school teams. This is tournament is conducted every year.
Senior Dravid is currently mentoring Delhi Daredevils (DD) in the Indian Premier League 2016 (IPL 9). He was in Bengaluru on Sunday (April 17) as Delhi defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
In November 2015, Dravid had said his sons try to copy South African captain AB de Villiers' batting. "If you can bat like that you are going to be popular. I see my sons (Samit and Anvay) playing, and they are always trying to play the shots AB (de Villiers) does. Like all young players, they try and copy him but soon realise that it is not that easy to do," he had said.
Last year (September 2015), Samit had won the "Best Batsman" award at the Gopalan Cricket Challenge Tournament in Bangalore. He had scored 77 not out, 93 and 77 for Mallya Aditi International School as they won the Under-12 title.
At Loyola ground - Under-14
Bangalore United Cricket Club (A): 326 for 5 in 30 overs (Samit Dravid 125, Pratyush 143 not out, Rowan 3 for 32) beat FAPS: 80 all out in 27 overs (Agasthya 21, Jithen 2 for 19, Anirudh 3 for 3, Yash Nerakhar 2 for 4, Harsh 3 for 7) by 246 runs.