Wonder boy Akash: 10 wkts for no run


Rajasthan’s Akash Choudhury has performed a miracle in cricketing world. Just 15 years old, Akash, a left-arm pacer bagged all 10 wickets without conceding a run in a domestic T20 game in Jaipur yesterday.

Akash was representing Disha Cricket Academy against Pearl Academy in the Late Bhawer Singh T20 tournament. The tournament has been organised by one of the local ground owners in memory of his grandfather.

According to eye witnesses, Pearl Academy opted to field after winning the toss and restricted Disha Cricket Academy to 156 in 20 overs.
In reply, Pearl Academy were bowled out for just 32, thanks to Choudhary’s incredible spell.

The left-arm medium pacer started with two wickets in the first over, had another two each in the second and third overs and four wickets in his final over, which included a hattrick.

The development was confirmed by statistician Mohandas Menon through a tweet.

Akash has been training under former Rajasthan Ranji Trophy cricketer Vivek Yadav in his academy, Aravali Cricket Club. “He is a bright young talent, who has all the potential to do well for Rajasthan,” says Yadav.

Akash, however, said, “It just happened, I don’t know how.”

He has been included in the list of probables for the U-16 Challengers Trophy for Team Rajasthan and hopes to make it to the final squad.

Born in 2002, Choudhary hails from Bharatpur district near the Rajasthan-Uttar Pradesh border.

Choudhary’s figures read 4-4-0-10.

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