Cricket, in many ways, exemplifies life it is said. No dream is ever chased alone. Seldom does individual brilliance best a collective effort of 11 determined men. And yet, in a country increasingly obsessed with idolizing once-in-a-generation superstars, a comprehensive team effort is often not given its due credit.
Cricketgraph, In association with ‘Fast & Up Sports Nutrition’, launched a campaign to recognise & celebrate these team performances in local cricket. Various competitions across Mumbai were part of our assessment process, whereby performances were judged based on parameters such as team effort, it’s impact on the eventual outcome of the game and the importance of a game.
Al Barkat Malik English School from Kurla were crowned the rightful winners of the ‘Fast & Up’ award basis their performance in the Harris Shield final played against Swami Vivekanand International School. Put into bat, Al Barkat posted a fighting 374/9 declared, courtesy of classy half centuries from Ankit Yadav, Saumil Malandkar and Himanshu Singh. In reply, Swami Vivekanand school crumbled under the scoreboard pressure, losing wickets at regular intervals to be bowled out for 179 in their first innings. Saud Mansoori did the star turn with the ball, collecting a fifer. He was well supported by Naufil Rozani, who bagged a couple. With a massive first-innings lead secured, Al Barkat were 32/2 in their second essay at the end of the game. They were crowned champions by virtue of the first-innings lead.
The winning team was rewarded with a supply of Sports Nutrition supplies from ‘Fast & Up’, which would surely be of immense value for these young athletes in supplementing their skills with improved energy and fitness levels.
Head coach Mr.Nafees Khan and captain Harsh Mugaveera were ecstatic on winning the trophy while also acknowledging the contribution made by Fast & Up and Cricketgraph towards talent promotion. We would like to thank Fast & Up for their continued support in this initiative and wish the partnership more success in the future.