Hindustan Times acknowledges young cricketers with a Prestigious Evening of Awards

Acknowledging the young talent and giving them a platform where their talent can be showcased is the biggest gift one can give to the youth of India and Hindustan Times along with the help of former India Cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar conducted a memorable day for the most promising U14 and U16 Cricketers at the grassroot level in Mumbai.

It was a evening worth remembering as the perfomances were lauded, some brilliant words of wisdom were shared by Sanjay Manjrekar who has played for India and is one of the most loved commentators in India right now. For all the winners, this event gave them a much needed boost in the presence of chief guests like Jemimah Rodrigues, Saba Karim and obviouly the star of the evening Sanjay Manjrekar.

MSSA Cricket Secretary Nadim Memom, MCA Statistician Ramesh Parab, experienced local cricketer and coach Rohan Bane along with Sanjay Manjrekar formed the jury for this event hence the prestige and the value of the award was definitely encouraging and a major boost to the young aspiring cricketers.

Here is the list of cricketers who were awarded-

Most Promising U16 Cricketers-

  1. Devadithyan NR
  2. Atharva Nigre
  3. Harsh Mogaveera
  4. Atharva Chavan
  5. Jawwad Ali
  6. Aditya Pandey
  7. Jagadish Suvarna
  8. Shreyas Mandlik
  9. Sumeir Zaveri
  10. Saud Mansoori
  11. Himanshu Singh
  12. Yash Kripal
  13. Vijit Poojary
  14. Aman Manihar
  15. Moin Khan

Most U14 Promising Cricketers-

  1. Chris D Britto
  2. Zaid Patankar
  3. Sahil Jadhav
  4. Anish More
  5. Arun Gupta
  6. Mohit Tanwar
  7. Awais Khan
  8. Umar Khan
  9. Rajsingh Desmukh
  10. Ayush Jethwa
  11. Atharva Bhosale
  12. Amaan Khan
  13. Harsh Salunkhe
  14. Aarya Chowkidar
  15. Owais Shaikh


Some Snaps from the event-



Some of the kids like Ayush Jethwa who has been a run machine and a genuine all-rounder has improved leaps and bounds in cricket. Ayush has been supremely consistent in the last one year and so were the other kids.

Yash Kripal who was amongst the winners was recently one of the highest wicket takers in Kalpesh Koli Tournament with best bowling figures of 8/24 is another promising player who looks all set for a great journey in cricket. Raj Desmukh, Chris Britto who once took 8/8 in Giles Shield, Atharva Nigare who scored a fantastic 180 in Harris Shield to Aman Manihar who has been a wicket taking machine in all the MCA Tournaments past one year are all promising prospects rightly picked up by the jury.

All-rounders like Umar Khan & Atharva Bhosale, Mohit Tanwar who has been one of the most solid batsman scoring runs in crucial matches to wicket-keeper Owais Shaikh who is not only a genuine wicket-keeper but a handy batsman at the middle order who has produced some stellar knocks to consistent run scorers like Harsh Salunkhe and Sahil Jadhav, these kids have performed exceedingly well and Cricketgraph has been fortunate to track them right from their beginning always encouraging their journey and perfomances.

Before the awards night at evening, there was also a fantastic session of drill and practice along with personal advise to all the players from Sanjay Manjrekar. The bowlers and batsman gave their best to impress and Sanjay Manjrekar gave crucial inputs on technique to career building to working on fitness alongwith the jury.

It was a great initiative by HT Times and a day to remember for the young kids!








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