Slow left-arm spinner Rajesh Pawar has been of the most experienced spinners of Mumbai with over 20years of experience. Rajesh is also a Ranji player and has played for teams like Baroda, Mumbai, Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians to name a few. Yesterday the 38yr old spinner proved once again proved his wizardry with the ball and showed every critic that age is just a number.
Held at Police Gymkhana, Marine Lines on 24th Sept, Parkophene Cricketers won the toss and elected to bowl first and to everyone’s shock, Mumbai Police Gymkhana which is not a weak side to trouble was all out for a record lowest 19runs in 23.2 overs. Left-arm spinner Rajesh Pawar stunned and shocked the opposition with his unplayable spin taking 6wkts in 6 overs with 6 maidens. Rajesh definitely becomes the 1st bowler in the history of cricket to take a 5wkt haul without conceding any runs. Rajesh was bowling so beautifully that it appeared like we would go on to take 10wkts alone without giving away ay wickets. In reply, Parkophene Cricketers declared themselves at 70/4 in 16.4 overs to again make the opposition bat.
Mumbai Police Gymkhana boys batted comparatively well in the 2nd innings as they remained unbeaten on 101/5d in 36 overs. Rajesh took another 3wkts in the 2nd innings taking his tally of wickets at 9/29 in 20overs with 9maidens in the match. Atif with 2wkts and Badree Alam also supported well. Parkophene Cricketers won the match on 1st innings and it was Rajesh who won the hearts of many with his superb bowling perfomance. Cricketgraph congratulates the experienced warhorse Rajesh pawar while wishes luck to both the teams for their future matches.