Big-hitting Saket scores quickfire 193 as Nymph demolish Shanti Devi in Pro Star League T20 tie
The school league stage of Pro Star League kick-starts in Jaipur.
Jaipur, 8th February 2018: Stylish Nymph Academy opener Saket Sharma tore apart Smt Shanti Devi Sr Secondary School’s bowling attack with a sizzling 193 in Tuesday’s 249-run victory in a Pro Star League T20 match in Jaipur.
Saket scored his knock off just 73 balls with 170 of his runs being scored off boundaries and sixes (29x4s, 9x6s). Nymph Academy posted a mighty total of 294/4.
The talented 15-year-old also contributed with a wicket as his team wiped out the opposition for just 44/10 in the School Round encounter at the Sanskar Cricket Ground. This is the same ground where U-19 World Cup hero Kamlesh Nagarkoti sharpened his pace bowling skills over the years.
Saket eventually was caught at mid-wicket while trying to blast a Shubham Soni delivery out of the park. “He has been playing for around eight years. He is extremely talented. We play him even in our U-19 and open tournaments,” elated Nymph Academy coach Sourav Singh showered praise on his ward.
While Saket stole the show with the bat, his teammate, Arin Mishra, starred with the ball. Standing over just 4 ft tall, the 11-year-old had the opposition in his grip as he spun them out with his tiny fingers. The offie finished with six wickets. “Arin was born to play,” coach Sourav showed immense faith in the youngster.
Pro Star League is an U-16 grassroots revolution being simultaneously contested in 10 cities (Mumbai, Jaipur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Bengaluru) with over 900 schools battling for a chance to be mentored by legends of the sport. Teams that make it to the mentorship phase will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be mentored by Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and VVS Laxman. Top talent from the tournament will also be scouted for the 2018 Inter-School World Cup.
Brief Scores: Nymph Academy 294/4 (Saket Sharma 193, Mihir Verma 34; Shubham Soni 1/48) beat Smt Shanti Devi Sr Secondary School 44 (Dheeraj Sharma 13; Arin Mishra 6/17, Lokendra Choudhary 2/5) by 249 runs.