No body wants to have a dubious record against their name, but certain things can not be avoided and that exactly what happened with the Rajhans Vidhyalaya few days back when their entire team got all out for just 4 runs! Yes you have read it right, all out for 4 runs only. The team later admitted that they clearly choked under pressure.
Normally Harris Shield is known for big runs and really big runs. Centuries in five folds have registered here before. Vinod Kambli, Sachin Tendulkar, Armaan Jaffer, Prithvi Shah and Sarfaraz Khan all have got tons of runs in this tournament. It is a MSSA inter-school tournament. But on 24th December it turned out to be totally opposite and quite unusual for the record books of Harris Shield. The Rajhans Vidyalaya team was bowled out for just 4 runs, which is one of the lowest scores the Harris Shield has ever seen in its 116 years old rich history. Rajhans Vidyalaya were playing against the Yashodham High School in a Division D plate group final of the tournament. Rajhans made 56 runs in the first innings.
The Rajhans Vidyalaya team had the playing XI of Vedant Karkhot, Chinmoy Parab, Ammar Shaikh, Vinayak Sarkhot, Omar Machindar, Panay Teckchandani, Sameet Anand, Kaustubh Funde, Devang Jadhav, Eshang Shah and Amey Sawant. Out of these 11 players only Sumeet Anand, who was batting at No.5 could make 2 runs and another couple of runs were added by virtue of leg byes. Only two bowlers from the Yashodham High School could get the wickest. Sachar Gaurang scalped 6 wickets where Ryan Thomas got 4 wickets. Gaurang is a right arm medium pacer and Thomas is a leftarm spinner.
The fall of wickets went like this: 0/1, 0/2, 0/3, 0/4, 0/5, 4/6, 4/7, 4/8, 4/9 and 4 runs all out! The organizing body of the Harris Shield is yet to confirm that this is the lowest total in the history of the tournament or not. Chinmoy Parab one of the batsmen who got out for a duck admitted that his came under so much pressure and got all out for 4. He sportingly added that they should have performed far better than this as they were one of the finalists. At the same time the captain of the team Kaustubh Funde and coach Niyaz Warsi are clueless the Principle of the school Deepshikha Srivastava has taken the performance in sporting and positive manner. She said that “there will be a time when our team will win again.”