Over the years, spinners with roots from Punjab like Bishan Singh Bedi (IND), Harbhajan Singh (IND) and Monty Panesar (ENG) have won our hearts with their spin bowling, it’s always fun to be around them plus their passion for the game along with their presence on the ground is always unique and this time it was Oninder Singh Gill from Bhatnagar team who gave us the same dose of spin which bhajji used to give back then for India!
Played at the Dadar Parsi Colony SC, Dadkar Maidan, it was a match between Bhatnagar S CF and DPC sports club where in Bhatnagar elected to field first after winning the toss considering the bowler friendly conditions. Batting first, D.P.C was all out for 144/10 in 42.3 overs with Vishal Dhagaonkar top scoring with a 92ball 64. Right-arm off-spinner Oninder Singh Gill was the destroyer in chief of the DPC’s batting line up as he went on to take as many as 7wkts in his short spell of just 10.1 overs while giving away just 51runs. Oninder turned the ball nicely and certainly gave us a déjà vu of Harbhajan’s playing days.
In reply, Bhatnagar S & CF scored 120/4 in 36overs before the end of the game’s play. Left-handed opener Abhishek Srivastav looked really good for his almost run a ball 63 off 64balls (3fours,4sixes). The match ended in a draw but it was definitely Oninder who grabbed everyone’s notice with his wily spin. Cricketgraph congratulates Gill while wishes luck to all the players for their upcoming matches.