Rahul Dravid’s son Samit Dravid once again hit the headlines for his sheer brilliance on the cricket field as he smashed yet another double century in under-14 cricket while playing for school Mallya Aditi International in the BTR Shield Under-14 Group I, Division II Tournament on Saturday.
With caution and a bit more aggression to his attacking approach, Samit Dravid scored a double century off just 146 balls. He scored 33 boundaries to his second double-century within two months, which is quite an incredible record for a young prospect.
Samit’s blitzkrieg helped his team post a colossal total of 377 for the loss of three wickets from their allotted 50 overs. In reply, Sri Kumaran Children’s Academy was bundled out for just 110 as Samit’s team won by 267 runs.
The 14-year-old Samit Dravid not only he showcased his mettle with the bat but also claimed two wickets to his name and became the talk of the town for his all-round exploits.
Earlier, Rahul Dravid’s son Samit scripted history as he smashed a scintillating double century in an Under-14 state-level game. The bright prospect proved that age is just a number in the gentleman’s game and turned up the heat against Dharwad Zone while playing for Vice-President’s XI.
It is quite fair to say that the 14-year-old son is following his father’s footsteps. He hunkered himself at the crease and faced 256 balls to score the beautiful knock which included as many as 22 fours.
The story doesn’t end here. Samit scored a brilliant 94 not out in the second innings of a drawn game. Quite interestingly, Samit bagged three wickets to his name. His all-round performance received plaudits from all across the world.
Based on the prima facie, one can come to a firm judgement that Samit can go on to replicate success in cricket at the highest level just like his father ruled the cricket in his prime.
Rahul Dravid has been an integral part of Indian cricket history and has played an important role in lifting the values and morals of the gentleman’s game. He is often known as the man of simplicity. He is admired by millions of fans across the world.
He is probably one of the very few players in the world to have no haters. It would be quite interesting to see if his son can go places just like Rahul Dravid. Can the Junior wall makes waves and weave the magic like The Wall? Only, time will tell the true story.