Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ranji Trophy 13-14: Jharkhand vs Delhi

Match Summary: Abandoned without a ball bowled due to rains.
Points: Jharkhand 1, Delhi 1

There is nothing to write about as the game was washed away due to rains on all 4 days. Both teams had to be satisfied with a single point each. Jharkhand lost a chance to make the most of their home game. However the biggest losers were the likes of Gambhir & Sehwag who missed out on a opportunity to stake their claim for the home West Indies series. As did the comeback lad Varun Aaron who would have been in contention for the South Africa series but needs a few games under his belt to show his match fitness and form.

However the focus of the first round of Ranji games was in Lahli where Sachin Tendulkar was playing his last Ranji game. The man's sheer presence livened up what would have been a dull (read normal) game. Never before has a Ranji league match been followed like this. Lahli was the centre of attention for 4 days and Sachin livened it up further by guiding Mumbai to victory. Goodbye Sir - You would be MISSED.

Fun Fact - The day Sachin made his first class debut was the day his last partner in Ranji Trophy Dhawal Kulkarni was born. The complete circle of life as one may say.

Now back to Jharkhand. Coming Up Next - Karnataka away 

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