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Cricketgraph’s interview with “Mr.Fitness” aka Amogh Pandit was quite informative.

Amogh is hailed as one of the top Strength & Conditioning Coaches in India. He is serving as Strength and Conditioning Coach with Mumbai Ranji Team for the last 17 years.

Amogh has also served as Strength and conditioning coach for Rajasthan Royals (Indian premier league). He has also been a conditioning specialist with India A team. Amogh is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with top level certifications like CSCS the NSCA, USA.

When you talk about cricket in Mumbai, there are two types of batsman. The first breed is the group of current senior players of Mumbai who have growned up watching as well as playing Red Ball Cricket. The ones who are known for their traditional cricketing shots, classy batting and old school technique. The 2nd breed is thriving of energetic youngsters who will soon be the future of Mumbai as well as Indian Cricket.

The 2nd breed of youngsters are completely different personalities with them putting more emphasis on white ball cricket and its not their fault either as T20’s are played more than Tests and ODI’s in today’s era. They prefer to play faster, they have the whackiest of shots and for them playing fast is not just a necessity but it’s their natural game.

And when we talk about Jay Bista, he is the fortunate hybrid Cricketer with the best of both the worlds. Born on 23rd December 1995 , at the age of 23, Jay is right there at the middle of two generations where he gets to see two different worlds of cricket. With experienced team mates like Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Shreyas Iyer & Dhawal Kulkarni, Jay gets to witness proper classical red ball cricket whenever he gets a chance to represent the Mumbai team in the longer format of the game. Jay gets to see the sanctity of test cricket, the nitty-gritties of patience, solid technique, classical shots from the 1st breed of his senior mates while he has his own game of wizardy with the bat & athletic fielding abilities making him a perfect recipe for a modern day t20 player.

With the advent of T20 Cricket rising, new shots being innovated every day and playing fast & furious being the latest trend, Jay is well versed with that world of cricket too with aggressive brand of batting being his natural game.

In a candid interview with Cricketgraph, we throwed upon a lot of questions at him which he gracefully answered:

When we asked him how it all started, Jay said “From the age of 2, i was in to this game as my mom had told me from that age itself I was crazy for the game. I started practicing from the age of 8 but when I was 12, that’s when I started thinking about it professionally”

Born & brought up in Mumbai, the 23yr old studied at Bhadra New High School and later went to the famed Shardashram Vidyamandir School which has given Mumbai some of the finest first class & national level cricketers. Jay finished his further studies from Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College while he is getting trained under coaching of Vinod Raghavan Sir.

Jay has represented Mumbai team at U14, U16, U19, U23 as well as the senior team while he plays club cricket representing Victory CC in Mumbai. When we asked him to share some of his most memorable performances, Jay shared with us- “Getting 136 something last year in my comeback game against Saurashtra, a double hundred in the finals of U23 One Day Tournament, a 4th innings ton of 126 runs while chasing vs Baroda and my recent hundred in T20 mumbai (where he scored 110 off mere 60 balls for Sobo Supersonics) are some of my memorable performances so far.


Known for his eccentric and innovative shots including his famous version of “Bista Scoop”, Jay feels thankful to his parents and Coach Vinod Raghavan Sir for whatever he has achieved so far. When we asked him his long term goals, Jay smartly answered” –“I believe in living in the present, I don’t have a long term plan, I just want to win games for whichever teams I play for and keep performing consistently”

Team Cricketgraph wishes him all the luck for a great career ahead as he keeps entertaining one and all with his risqué shots and stylish batting.

Your Cricket Guide’s Kshitij Pal and Vansh Akbari played pivotal roles in their team’s success in the CPL One Day Championship (U17).

Playing as an opening batter, Pal smashed 75 runs from 82 balls, including eight fours, against CPL Mumbai (A) on January 24 at RK Morwah Ground in Bhayander. This left-handed batter was the top run scorer for his team, which scored 285/4 in 40 overs and eventually won the match by 195 runs. The bowling attack was led by Vansh Akbari, who snapped 3/17 in seven overs, including four maidens.

A few days later, playing against Rising Player Sports Association at Oval Maidan on February 5, Pal bludgeoned an unbeaten 163 off 130. He was again the lead run-getter for his side. His entertaining innings was laced with 18 hits to the fence. Of the team’s total of 296 runs at the loss of seven wickets in 40 overs, Pal scored more than half of the runs and steered his team to a magnificent 170-run win.


In the same match, Dhairya Shah opened the bowling for Your Cricket Guide and scalped 1/16 in five overs, whereas Akbari grabbed 1/30 in eight overs. Early in the day, Akbari, who opened the batting with Pal, mustered 37 runs off 36 balls, peppering the boundary rope on seven occasions. For his all-round brilliance, he won the player of the match award.


Kshitij Pal

Riding on Rakesh Naik’s power-packed batting performance, Bhama Cricket Club decimated Sportsmen Cricket Club (Kalyan) by 287 runs on January 28 at Azad Maidan.

Batting first, Bhama Cricket Club piled up a mammoth 386 in 45 overs at the loss of just three wickets. Opening batter Jai Bakshi (54 runs off 37 balls; 4×8) crafted a scintillating half-century to lay a solid foundation. Later, Shivank Rao (153 not out off 128 balls; 4×15, 6×3) and Naik (139 not out off 97 balls; 4×15, 6×8) stitched a match-winning 289-run partnership for the fourth wicket to steer their team to a formidable total.

In the earlier matches, left-handed batter Naik had missed out on scoring back-to-back centuries after getting out on 98 and 95. However, in this match, he was determined to achieve the milestone. The southpaw entertained with a stroke-filled innings. He has been in red-hot form in this ongoing tournament and is also the top run-getter.

After doing his job with the bat, Naik, a left-arm spinner, contributed with the ball, claiming 1/8 in four overs, including one maiden. Bhama Cricket Club bundled our Sportsmen Cricket Club (Kalyan) for a miserly 99 in 30.5 overs.

Riding on power-packed half centuries from Sushant Kadam and Prakash Aswani, Our Own Club handed a crushing 129-run defeat to Gomantak Daiwadnya Cricket Club on January 6 in the Seth Gowardhan Tournament 2023-24.

Batting first at Khar Gymkhana, Our Own Club posted a mammoth 259/6 in 20 overs. Left-handed batter Kadam (79 runs off 33 balls; 4s: 3 and 6s: 8) and captain Aswani (61 runs off 25 balls; 4s: 6 and 6s: 4) smashed the Gomantak Daiwadya CC’s bowlers all around the park with their impactful strokeplay. The opening pair of Nishant Kambli (45 runs off 23 balls; 4s: 4 and 6s: 3) and Siddharth Matani (31 runs off 26 balls; 4s: 4) provided a solid start stitching a 76-run partnership in just 6.3 overs.

Chasing a daunting 260 for a win, Gomatak Daiwadnya CC were restricted to a modest 130/6 in 20 overs. Besides the opening batter Bharat Gagwani (31 runs off 40 balls; 4s: 5) and middle order batter Niraj Singh (42 runs off 42 balls; 4s: 3 and 6s: 3), none of the batters of Gomantak Daiwadnya CC got going. Earlier in the day, Singh claimed 3/40 in two overs. Our Own Club’s bowling led by Krish Trivedi (2/30) put up a splendid show to defend the target comfortably.

Our Own Club, which is a renowned team in Mumbai, has set a new record in Mumbai’s club cricket by scoring 259 in 20 overs. In 2022, this team had created history by piling up 510 in 45 overs against Indian Gymkhana in a knock-out match of the Kanga League. In that game, Our Own Club’s Vikas Jaiswal had plundered 279, which is the highest individual score in the tournament.

Our Own Club after scoring a record 510/7 in 45 overs against Indian Gymkhana in the knock out match of the Kanga League 2022

In a thrilling showdown at the esteemed Regal Cricket Club ground, Dadar Parsi Colony Sporting Club demonstrated their cricketing prowess in a memorable clash against Regal Cricket Club. The strategic decision to field after winning the toss by Regal Cricket Club set the stage for a gripping encounter.

Dadar Parsi Colony Sporting Club made an indelible mark on the match, securing a resounding victory with an impressive margin of 257 runs. The standout performances of key players played a pivotal role in this commanding win, marking a memorable chapter in the team’s cricketing journey.

Leading the charge was Dev Adithyan, a pivotal player from Dadar Parsi Colony Sporting Club, who showcased his batting prowess with a remarkable innings of 115 runs off 153 balls. His century not only provided a solid foundation but also set the tone for the team’s commanding total, putting Regal Cricket Club under considerable pressure.

On the bowling front, Atharva Dakway emerged as a star performer for Dadar Parsi Colony Sporting Club, making a significant impact by claiming an impressive 5 wickets for just 35 runs. His outstanding bowling spell created a challenging environment for the opposition, further solidifying his team’s grip on the game.

The collective efforts of Dev Adithyan with the bat and Atharva Dakway with the ball underscored Dadar Parsi Colony Sporting Club’s all-around excellence. Both players delivered standout performances, making significant contributions to their team’s resounding victory in the Young Comrade Shield 203-204.

In summary

Dadar Parsi Colony Sporting Club’s triumph against Regal Cricket Club in the Young Comrade Shield 203-204 was a result of outstanding individual performances. Dev Adithyan’s authoritative century and Atharva Dakway’s impactful bowling display played a pivotal role in securing a convincing win by 257 runs. This match will be remembered as a showcase of cricketing excellence from Dadar Parsi Colony Sporting Club, with key players stepping up to make their team emerge victorious in a spectacular manner.

Crescent Cricket Club etched their name in glory by triumphing over Sports Promotion Group at the iconic Western Railways Cross Maidan. The intensity of the battle was set from the beginning when Sports Promotion Group won the toss and elected to bat first.

The match unfolded as a riveting contest, with Crescent Cricket Club’s bowler, Shreenesh Shah, emerging as the hero of the day by claiming an astounding five wickets. His stellar performance proved to be the turning point, as it played a crucial role in putting a check on Sports Promotion Group’s batting prowess. With a target in sight, Crescent Cricket Club’s batsmen displayed composure and skill, successfully chasing down the required runs and sealing the victory by 7 wickets. This remarkable achievement not only propels Crescent Cricket Club further in the tournament but also underscores their dominance on the cricket field.

The standout contribution came from Shreenesh Shah, whose exceptional bowling display not only earned him personal accolades but also proved instrumental in his team’s success. The Quarter-Final match will be etched in the memories of cricket enthusiasts as a gripping encounter where Crescent Cricket Club showcased not just skill but also unwavering determination to secure a well-deserved win.

In a nutshell, Crescent Cricket Club’s triumph in the Quarter-Final of the Summer Vacation Shield Cricket Tournament 2023-24 was a tale of excellence, with Shreenesh Shah’s outstanding bowling leading the charge, guiding his team to a resounding victory by 7 wickets.

Mumbai: In a thrilling encounter at the Karnataka Sporting Association, Central Bank of India outplayed Income-Tax Sports Club ‘B’ by a staggering 86 runs in the Times Cricket Shield.

Toss and Decision

Winning the toss, Income-Tax Sports Club ‘B’ chose to field first, a decision that was expected to provide them with an early advantage given the conditions. However, it was Central Bank of India’s day as they posted a formidable total.

First Innings – Central Bank of India

The bank’s team displayed an exemplary batting performance, setting the stage on fire with some powerful strokes and tactical gameplay, scoring 211 with loss of 9 wickets.

Sanskar Dehelkar showcased a masterful innings, scoring 88 runs off 121 deliveries. His batting was marked by impeccable timing, displaying a diverse range of shots. His knock was crucial in setting a formidable total for the team. His innings was a blend of patience and aggression, making him the standout performer of the match.

Vikas Kumar delivered a pivotal performance, securing a notable 4-wicket haul for Income Tax Sports Club ‘B’. Kumar’s spell proved decisive in restricting the scoring and dismantling the opposition’s middle order.

First Innings – Income-Tax Sports Club ‘B’

Chasing a challenging target, the Income-Tax Sports Club ‘B’ faced a stern test against a disciplined bowling attack. Saif Khan displayed resilience, crafting 44 runs off 56 deliveries for Income-Tax Sports Club ‘B’. His innings showcased determination and skill against a challenging bowling attack. Khan’s contribution was valuable, but it couldn’t alter the eventual outcome of the match.

Anand Jagtap and Darshan Borkar showcased commendable bowling performances for Central Bank Of India. They both struck crucial blows, dismissing key batsmen. Jagtap and Borkar’s spells were instrumental in creating opportunities for their team to fight back in the match. Income Tax Sports Club ‘B’ was restricted to mere 125 runs in 29 overs.


In the end, Central Bank of India emerged victorious, winning the match comfortably by 86 runs. Their comprehensive performance with both bat and ball ensured that they maintained control throughout the game.


The match showcased the spirit of cricket, with moments of brilliance and intense competition. Central Bank of India’s triumph was a testament to their preparation and execution on the field, while Income-Tax Sports Club ‘B’ will look to regroup and come back stronger in their upcoming fixtures, The tournament promises more excitement and drama as teams battle it out for supremacy on the cricketing field.

In a riveting T20 wheelchair cricket clash at Prabodhan Kridabhavan, Goregaon West, Mumbai, the home team Mumbai emerged victorious in a dominating fashion, defeating Maharashtra by a staggering 176 runs. This prestigious event was meticulously organized by Prabodhan Goregaon and Divyang Vikas Sangh, in collaboration with Wheelchair Sports Association Mumbai. The event was powered by the esteemed bodies of Wheelchair Cricket India & Differently-Abled Cricket Council Of India, with additional support from Accessibility Redefined and Zircon International Films.

Mumbai’s Commanding Batting Display

Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Mumbai showcased a batting masterclass, posting a mammoth total of 314 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. The highlight of Mumbai’s innings was the phenomenal knock by Sahil Sayyad, who remained unbeaten at an astonishing 209 runs off just 75 deliveries. Sayyad’s innings was a spectacle of power and precision, filled with a flurry of boundaries and towering sixes that left the crowd and opposition alike in sheer admiration.

Alongside Sayyad, Dinesh Mettupelly played a crucial role, contributing a brisk 27 runs off 17 balls, ensuring Mumbai maintained momentum throughout their innings. Nitin Narwade was the pick of the Maharashtra bowlers, albeit with figures of 4 overs, 47 runs, and 1 wicket, amidst Mumbai’s relentless onslaught.

Maharashtra’s Struggle with the Bat

In pursuit of a daunting target, Maharashtra faced an uphill battle from the outset. Despite commendable efforts from Rahul Karche, who scored a fighting 42 runs off 31 balls, and Hanumant Shinde’s steady 19 runs off 19 balls, the team fell short of the required momentum. Vishwanath Gurav turned out to be the tormentor-in-chief for Maharashtra, scalping 4 crucial wickets while conceding a mere 10 runs in his 4 overs, dismantling any hopes of a successful run chase.

Player of the Match – Sahil Sayyad

Sahil Sayyad earned the Player of the Match with a dazzling batting showcase, His pivotal role led Mumbai to a resounding victory, leaving no space for debate. His breathtaking innings captivated all, etching memories hard to erase, A performance so sublime, it left the opposition in a state of dazed. The award was a fitting tribute to his exceptional cricketing finesse, His scintillating strokes and timing made the game’s outcome less a guess. Sayyad’s display was truly enthralling, a spectacle for the cricketing sphere, His heroics will be cherished, a testament to a Player of the Match so clear.


The match served as a testament to the growing stature and exclusivity of wheelchair cricket in India, offering a platform for differently-baled cricketers to shine on the national stage. With such exhilarating performances and events, the future of wheelchair cricket appears promising, heralding a new era of opportunities and recognition for these immensely talented athletes.

In a match that will be remembered for its sheer brilliance and historic achievements, Central Bank of India clashed with Construction Employees RC in Division F of the Times Cricket Shield 2023-2024. The match was a spectacle of cricketing prowess, with Central Bank of India emerging victorious in a dominating fashion.

Toss and Decision

After winning the toss, Central Bank of India elected to bat, setting the stage for a thrilling encounter. Little did the spectators know that they were about to witness an extraordinary display of batting prowess.

Batting Brilliance of Central Bank of India

Vidyadhar Pednekar (Ex – Goa First Class Player)

 Vidyadhar Pednekar, a seasoned first-class cricketer, led Central Bank of India’s formidable batting lineup with finesse and experience. His innings of 59 runs off 69 balls was a testament to his enduring class, blending skill with strategic acumen. Notably, Pednekar’s cricketing journey had previously seen him represent Goa in five matches, further emphasizing his depth of experience and contribution to the sport.

Smit Patil

  However, the true stars of the innings were Smit Patil and Kaustubh Tathare. Patil’s aggressive innings of 139 runs off just 73 balls left the opposition shell-shocked, while Tathare’s unbeaten 135 runs off 56 balls was a masterclass in aggressive and calculated batting. Their partnership was a testament to their synergy and the team’s exceptional depth in batting.

Kaustubh Tathare

Tathare’s All-Round Heroics

Not content with just his batting heroics, Kaustubh Tathare returned to the field with the ball and wreaked havoc on the opposition’s batting lineup. His spellbinding performance yielded 5 wickets for a mere 7 runs in his 4-over spell, further cementing his status as an all-rounder of immense talent.

A Record-Breaking Total

Central Bank of India’s relentless batting onslaught culminated in a record-breaking total of 425 runs in just 45 overs. This monumental achievement set a new benchmark in the realm of cricketing milestones, establishing Central Bank of India’s dominance and exceptional strategy.

Felicitation and Farewell to Pednekar

Adding a touch of emotion to the match was the felicitation ceremony for Vidyadhar Pednekar. The MCA Panel honored Pednekar for his invaluable contribution to the sport, acknowledging his consistent performance and commitment to the game.

In summary, the match between Central Bank of India and Construction Employees RC was a spectacle of cricketing excellence. Central Bank of India’s historic achievement of scoring 425 runs in 45 overs will be etched in the annals of Times Cricket Shield history as a testament to their exceptional talent and strategy. While Central Bank of India emerged victorious, both teams displayed commendable sportsmanship and talent, making it a memorable day for cricket enthusiasts and fans alike.

In a riveting match held at Sassanian Ground, Azad, the Marwari Cricket Club and Crescent Cricket Club faced off in a battle of skill, strategy, and sheer determination. The Summer Vacation Shield 2023-2024 match was anticipated to be a nail-biter, and it did not disappoint. Toss and Strategy After winning the toss, Crescent Cricket Club elected to field first, putting Marwari Cricket Club in to bat. The decision to bowl first was strategic, aiming to exploit any early pitch conditions and put pressure on the opposing team’s batting lineup.

Siddhesh Jadhav

Crescent Cricket Club began their innings with caution, In a scorching summer showdown, Siddhesh Jadhav illuminated the cricketing stage with a sublime display of batting mastery. His elegant strokes, combined with precision and timing, mesmerized spectators and left opponents awestruck. Jadhav’s unbeaten 82 runs weren’t just a personal triumph; they epitomized dedication to his team’s cause. This innings, marked by resilience and cricketing intelligence, alongside a pivotal partnership with Roshan Pal, underscored the essence of teamwork. As the applause echoed, Jadhav’s performance stood as a radiant testament to excellence, commitment, and the enduring spirit of cricket.

Siddhesh Jadhav with Roshan Pal

Alongside Jadhav, Roshan Pal played a crucial role, anchoring the innings with a well-compiled 58. Pal’s innings was a blend of patience and aggression, ensuring that Crescent Cricket Club remained on course for victory. With six wickets in hand and overs to spare, Crescent Cricket Club sealed the victory, sparking jubilant celebrations among the players and fans alike. The win was a collective effort, with every player contributing to the team’s success.

The Summer Vacation Shield 2023-2024 match between Marwari Cricket Club and Crescent Cricket Club was a spectacle of cricketing excellence. While Marwari Cricket Club displayed resilience and fighting spirit, it was Crescent Cricket Club’s day, thanks to stellar performances from Siddhesh Jadhav and Roshan Pal. As the sun set on Sassanian Ground, Azad, cricket emerged as the ultimate winner, leaving fans eagerly awaiting the next encounter between these two formidable teams.

The Times Cricket Shield match between WRSA (B) and CGST at Cross Maidan from 26th to 28th December was marked by some standout performances and moments. After winning the toss, WRSA chose to bowl first, setting the stage for what would be an intense match. However, CGST’s strong showing led them to victory by an inning and 109 runs.

One of the highlights of the match was the exceptional performance by Rushabh Dattaram Pandit of WRSA’s B Team. Rushabh showcased his batting prowess by scoring a commendable 101 runs. His innings was not just a testament to his skill but also a tribute to his deep-rooted cricketing lineage.

Rushabh is the son of the late Dattaram Pandit, a well-known club player fondly called Dattu Pandit, and the brother of the renowned coach Chandrakant Pandit. With such a strong cricketing background, Rushabh has clearly inherited the talent and passion for the game. Adding to his versatility, Rushabh also serves as the wicketkeeper for the Western Railway team. Despite juggling his responsibilities as a junior clerk at Lower Parel, Mumbai, he has shown remarkable dedication to cricket.The most touching aspect of Rushabh’s century was his heartfelt dedication to his late father. Scoring a century is a significant achievement for any cricketer, and for Rushabh, it was a poignant moment as he dedicated this milestone to his father, honoring his memory and the invaluable lessons he imparted.

This article encapsulates Rushabh Dattaram Pandit’s journey, highlighting his outstanding innings, his family’s cricketing legacy, and his dedication to both his professional life and his passion for cricket.