Samit, the son of Former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid, at the age of 10 has scored a century in an Under-14 club cricket match at the Loyola Ground in Bangalore. Seems like he is following his father’s footsteps.
Samit stroked 125 against Frank Anthony Public School in the Tiger Cup cricket tournament while representing Bangalore United Cricket Club (BUCC). By stroking 12 boundaries with his fantastic batting, he made 125 runs which is the second highest score; his teammate Pratyush G is still on the first of the list with an unbeaten 143.
Samit plays in the Bangalore team, which his father is the president of. The combined efforts of the two fantastic batsmen Samit and Pratyush resulted in a wonderful 246-run win for the BUCC.
This is not the first time Samit has made his father proud. He made the headlines when he was awarded the ‘Best Batsman’ in a U-12 Gopalan Cricket Challenge in September last year.
Dravid Jr has an overwhelming cricket record since he has started playing. He has scored three match-winning half-centuries with scores of 77*, 93, and 77 in the final playing for his school Mallya Aditi International.
Rahul Dravid, the mentor of Delhi Daredevils, once spoke in an interview about his son’s out-of-the-box batting style,
He’s ok, he’s got good hand-eye coordination. But no, he just smashes it and that is what I encourage him to do – just smash it. I don’t really get into trying to coach him too much. I just want him to enjoy it and just play the game, have some fun with it. He plays different sports at the moment, which is good – he plays football and cricket, he swims. So that’s nice. He is too young at the moment for anything more.er-14 cricket matches. Overall, 117 matches are played across 35 days.