Son rise: Rahul Dravid's son Samit takes team to title victory, wins 'Best Batsman' award

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Bengaluru, Sep 6: Samit Dravid struck his 3rd half century to help Mallya Aditi International School win the Under-12 title at the Gopalan Cricket Challenge tournament here on Saturday (September 5).

Samit, the son of former India captain Rahul Dravid, scored 77 as his team defeated Head Start Educational Academy by 23 runs in the final at the St. John's Medical College grounds.

Samit Dravid (left) poses with his medals

The 9-year-old Samit was adjudged the 'Best Batsman' of the tournament. The right-hander hit 77 not out, 93 and 77 in the final during the tournament. All his 3 half centuries came in winning causes.

Right through the tournament, bespectacled opener Samit was impressive with the bat. Samit has done his father Dravid proud with these performances and seems to be on right track to string more big scores. It is a son rise in Bengaluru.

Scores in brief

Mallya Aditi International School 132/7 in 20 overs (Samit Dravid 77, Dhruv Prabhakar 2/24) beat Head Start Educational Academy 109 all out in 19.5 overs (Dhruv Prabhakar 39, Jasper 3/27, Kaivalya 3/18, Ved 1/14)

The victorious Mallya Aditi International School's players celebrate with the trophy. Samit (second left, front row) is also seen

Special Awards

Best Bowler

Under-14 Section

Mithun (Gopalan National School)

Under-12 Section

Arjun (St. Joseph's Boys High School)

Best Batsman

Under-14 Category

Abhishek (Gopalan National School)

Under-12 Category

Samit Dravid (Mallya Aditi International School)

OneIndia News

Story first published: Sunday, September 6, 2015, 9:36 [IST]
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