Rustom Shetna-The 1st Parsi to hit a ton in Kanga League this year

In the match between Parsee Cyclists and BRD CC at the Oval Maidan, Parsee Cyclists batting first posted a big total of 318/9 in 71 overs. A score of 300+ in kanga games is usually unheard of and especially during the 1st half of the season where a score of even 150+ or 200 is considered to be a good total. With top order batsman like Shahen Mistry (48 off 44) and Tanmay Buram (38 off 67) giving a decent start to the innings, it was Rustom coming at no.5 taking advantage of the positive momentum as he completely dismantled the opposition bowlers en-route his swashbuckling 129 off 103 balls laced with 21 boundaries.

Rustom on his way also became the 1st Parsi Cricketer to hit a century this year in Kanga across all divisions. Infact, it is after many years a Parsi player has scored a hundred in Kanga league.

Rustom Shetna


BRD CC got only 4 overs to bat before the end of the game’s play where the match ended in a draw.

The very genesis of Kanga was founded and named after Hormasji Kanga in 1948 which turned out to be one of biggest and one of its kind tournament in India but with the years passing by, the number of parsi players participating & performing in Kanga got drastically reduced, hence it’s good to see a Parsi coming up with such a skillful performance.

Wikipedia- Dr Hormasji Dorabji Kanga was an Indian cricketer who played first-class cricket for the Parsis cricket team between 1899 and 1921 as an all-rounder and opening batsman. He was the first Indian to score a double century in a first-class match, and the Kanga Cricket League is named after him.

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