As we say the wine gets better with age, similarly is the case with the dynamic CK Khanna, the acting president of BCCI who played really well at St. stephens college ground, Mori gate,delhi during the 44 th All India Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament(regd.). CK Khanna led from the front and helped his team cross towards the victory line.
Held between two promising teams Delhi Sports Journalist XI vs Goswami Ganesh Dutt Organising committee’s XI. DSJA XI were made to bat first when Goswami Ganesh Dutt’s XI won the toss as the wicket was slightly in the favor of the bowlers. Batting first, DSJA XI made 143/8 in 20 overs which is most of the times a tricky score to defend. Akash Rawal scored a blazing 56 off just 25balls followed by a solid 23 by Saurabh Gupta. From the bowling front, it was their skipper & right arm spinner CK Khanna who impressed one and all with his cricketing skills as he scalped 2/13. Vikas Katyal & left-arm spinner Ishant also supported well taking 2/25 & 2/25 respectively.
Chasing 144 is most of the times achievable and CK Khanna’s boys just managed to do that as they won the match comfortably by 3wkts. Gaurav Sareen’s 34ball 60 lifted the team spirits and created a positive momentum while chasing which made it all the more easier followed by Saksham Mateer’s run a ball 22.
Organising Committee XI lifted the the coveted Late. Dewan Chaman Lal Katyal Trophy and Gaurav Sareen & Akash Rawal were jointly declared ‘man of the match’ while spinner Ishant was given ‘ the promising cricketer of the match’ award.The Winners trophy for Late Dewan Chaman Lal Katyal & Runners up trophy for Late Nihal Chand Maggon as well as individual prizes were given away by Smt. Usha Sharma present Councillor from Delhi and Shri. Kimati Lal. Runners up trophy for Late Nihal Chand Maggon as well as individual prizes were given away by Smt. Usha Sharma present Councillor from Delhi and Shri. Kimati Lal.
Also it was good to see CK Khanna who is in his 50’s to play and lead from the front with so much of zeal and passion towards the game. His involvement in the game was certainly a motivating factor for one and all while he was also very happy that cricket is being promoted so nicely by the Organising Committee XI and the talented players are getting an opportunity to showcase their talent. It was a great tournament & Cricketgraph congratulates the winning team while also wishes luck to all the players for a great cricketing year ahead.