All-rounder Kunj Vora’s superb form steers HR College to 3 back to back wins in the DSO under 17 tournament
India has genuinely been in a tremendous shortage of all-rounders at the International level and when you such young prodigies like Kunj consistently playing with the bat as well as with the ball at the grassroot level, it just proves India has got deep stock of talent in every corners. The left-handed batsman and left arm pacer Kunj Vora has come up with excellent performances amassing 162runs at a strike rate of 175+ with the bat at an average of 162.00 (2fifties which were not-out) and 4wkts in 3matches which steered his team HR college to a quarter finals win yesterday.
The 1st match was played at United Cricketers, Cross Maidan in Mumbai between HR College and SIES where in HR won the toss and elected to bowl first as the wicket was damp. Kunj shared with cricketgraph that ‘the wicket was a bit damp and the ball was coming slowly to the bat plus it was very very hot” . SIES were all out for 84runs which HR college chased down successfully in just 11 overs and won the match by 8wkts. Kunj Vora was not only the pick of the bowlers with 3/9 in 3 overs but also remained unbeaten on 44* off 28balls (6fours, 2sixes). The 2nd match which followed was against Bhavans College where they won the toss and elected to bat first. Batting first they made 128 in 15 overs where in Kunj continued from where he left as he scored a swashbuckling 66* off mere 36 deliveries which included boundaries in every corner of the ground. Kunj also stitched a great partnership of 110 with his captain Abhishek Purohit who scored a gutsy 36. The opposite team Bhavan’s also made 128 where in Aditya bowled well to take two wickets. A toss was carried after the draw where HR won the toss and were declared to be the winners.
In the 3rd match which followed against Elphinstone College on 24th October, Elphinstone won the toss and elected to bowl first. Batting first HR boys once again did a good job as they scored 123/6 in 15 overs where in Kunj at no.4 smashed his 2nd consecutive fifty scoring 52 off 30balls. Kunj only dealt in boundaries as he smashed 8fours and 2sixes to dominate the bowlers. In reply, Elphinstone were all out for 97runs where in Darshit was the pick of the bowlers with 3wkts while Kunj also took a wicket. HR college won the quarter finals with that win and Kunj’s form with the bat as well as his contribution with the ball played a big part in it. Cricketgraph congratulates young Kunj and wishes him to continue his purple patch with the bat.