Vintage Spaces – Kolkata’s Ambati Sowreddy smashes 80* to guide his team to a 78-run win over Stellars – Punjab 2

On January 9, during one of the league matches of Flying Monkey Cricket League, Ambati Bala Sowreddy from Vintage Spaces – Kolkata 2 muscled a blistering 80 not out off just 35 balls, smashing 11 boundaries and four sixes. The 26-year old right handed batter had an envious strike rate of 228.57 as he went berserk after the opposition’s bowling attack. He steered his team to a daunting total of 208-5 in 20 overs against Stellars – Punjab 2 at Sadashiva Cricket Club in Hyderabad. He played a pivotal role in his team’s 78-run win over the Stellars. He played some good looking shots in his innings and kept the bowlers at bay with his powerful batting ability. 

“I missed a lot of cricket due to injuries over the last three to four years. In order to make up for the lost time I was determined to give my best everytime I stepped onto the field. I had an ACL tear as well as 20 stitches in my left leg. I last played professional cricket in 2016. I was making a comeback after almost four years. I am glad that I had a good game as I scored 80 not out off 35 balls, coming in two down,” Bala told to CricketGraph.

In the same match, he also bowled one over and gave away seven runs. Apart from his stellar batting performances in this tournament, he has had some great performances with the bat in the past. He has scored as many as four centuries in T20 cricket, including the best of 170 off just 74 balls. Apart from his phenomenal batting, Bala has been immaculate on the field as well as he has taken some screamers.

In the past, Bala has represented Krishna University at the University level cricket tournaments twice that is in 2014-15 and 2015-16. He was also selected as one of the stand-by players for South Zone for the Vizzy Trophy, a BCCI affiliated tournament which has the best University players from East, West, North and South Zones.

Bala’s grit and determination to make a comeback after suffering from several injuries is unequivocally commendable.   

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