Misbah-Ul-Haq, Sanath Jayasuriya, Sachin all played till 40, Ashish Nehra plays T20’s at 38 and so is 47yr old Rajesh Paghdhare who shuts the critics down time and again as he proves that age is merely a number and hardly matters if you have passion and dedication towards the game.
Played at the Youth’s own union CC, cross maidan, Regent CC and Young Muslim SC clashed against each other where in Regent CC won the toss and elected to bowl first on a bowler friendly wicket. Young Muslim SC were all out for just 61 in 26.4 overs and it was this right arm medium pacer Rajesh Pagdhare whose bowling figures of 7/19 in 10.4 overs which can give even young pacers a run for their money. Rajesh efficiently ran through the batting line up of Young Muslim SC as he consistenly kept on bowling in the right areas taking full advantage of the bowler friendly conditions.
In reply, Regent CC dominated with the bat too as they scored 160/3d in 28overs. Even though the openers did not convert their good starts into big scores, it was Bhushan Shinde at no.5 who ripped apart the bowlers with his aggressive batting scoring an unbeaten 72* off just 44balls (4fours, 5sixes) at a strike rate of 163.44. Bhushan also made an unbeaten 100+ stand with Prakash Aswani who remained unbeaten on 30*(31b). In the 2nd innings, Young Muslims SC again choked as they were again skittled out and this time for just 53runs in 27.4 overs. It was left-arm spinner Prasad Rahate this time who did the type of damage which Rajesh did in the 1st innings. Prasad took 6/19 in 11 overs while Regent CC won the match outright by an innings and 46runs. It was a great team perfomance by Regent CC boys and the whole team is certainly progressing in every departments. Cricketgraph congratulates the whole team while wishes both the teams luck for a great season ahead.