Former India captain and batting legend Rahul Dravid's son Samit has impressed with his bowling in the Karnataka State Cricket Association's (KSCA) Inter-zonal Under-14 tournament in Bengaluru.
The 12-year-old Samit, who is playing for Bangalore Zone, took three wickets for 28 runs against Raichur Zone. However, his right-arm medium pace bowling exploits were not enough for his team to win. Raichur defeated Bangalore by a big margin of 190 runs.
This is not the first time that Samit has shone on a cricket field. He has previously won "Best Batsman" award at an inter-school tournament. He had made his name for his batting. Now, he has shone with his bowling.
In 2015, as a nine-year-old, he had scored three half centuries for Mallya Aditi International School in an Under-12 tournament in Bengaluru to bag "Best Batsman" award. Thanks to his batting peformances, his school won the title.
Last year, in Tiger Cup, Samit had scored a century (125) for Bangalore United Cricket Club (BUCC) against Frank Anthony Public School.
Dravid has two sons - Samit and Anvay. The former skipper is now the coach of India Under-19 team. He is preparing the squad for next month's World Cup in New Zealand.
Raichur Zone: 202 all out in 72.2 overs [Shashank Reddy 51, Thippa Reddy 52, Vijay Raj 27, Shreyas SP 32, Chaitanya 4/21] and 2nd Innings: 191 for 6 in 58 overs [Karthik 101* (150 balls, 17 X 4), Shreyas SP 42, Samit Dravid 3/28] beat Bangalore Zone: 125 all out in 53.3 overs [Vikram Kumar 25, Chaitanya 53, Vinay Maski 3/27, Karthik 3/24, Vijay Raj 2/13] and 2nd Innings: 78 all out in 26 overs [Suhas R 24, Karthik SU 20*, Shreyas SP 3/22, Thippa Reddy 5/19] by 190 runs.