Reading the 22 Yards - Nitin Shirgurkar’s Belgaum Premier League | - Blog by Chaitanya Halgekar

by on 02/01/2015 - 04:27 pm

Reading the 22 yards

All the 11 batsmen of BCC Macche scored 105 runs in 116 balls.

8 batsmen of AK United collectively managed to score 110 runs of 83 balls.

9 batsmen of Super Express Vijaya scored 72 runs in 90 balls.

On the same day and same pitch Rohan Kadam of Belgaum Sports Club alone scored 100 runs of 45 balls.

However, these figures do not fully reflect the kind of impact Kadam had on the game. When he walked at the crease, the match between Super Express Vijaya and Belgaum Sports Club was evenly poised with Belgaum Sports Club restricted at 30 for 2 in 4 overs. Advantage with the fielding side. When Kadam departed in the 14th over the score had reached 158 and Belgaum Sports Club was on the top. During this time, 128 runs were scored in 61 balls and Kadam and accounted for 100 of those in just 45 balls.

This blitzkrieg innings from Kadam lead to a brain freeze of the opposition and they could barely manage 72 runs in their 15 overs. The opposition skipper at the post-match ceremony aptly confessed, “More than anything Rohan Kadam affected us severely.”

The 22 year old southpaw entered this game with hardly any runs under his belt in the last few matches. With specially his performance under the scanner and a must win game for the side, the timing of this knock couldn’t have been better. Some unbelievable strokes over the cover boundary and powerful shots straight down the ground were the highlights of his innings which featured 15 fours and 4 sixes.

The Nitin Shirgurkar’s Belgaum Premier League has already produced some magnificent performances and this knock by Rohan Kadam will surely stay at the top not because of its appealing numbers but because of the satisfaction, delight and serenity it offered to the spectators. 

Credits : Chaitanya Halgekar