The Yuva Mumbai youth under the captaincy of Young Tiger, Aaditya Thackeray, proved their mastery over Underarm Cricket at the Tony Premier League exhibition match against Sohail Khan’s Mumbai Heroes in an exciting seven-over match at St.Andrews Turf, Bandra. Aaditya Thackeray bowled both his opponents and the audiences over and walked off with the ‘Best Bowler’ and the ‘Man of The Match’ awards and of course, the coveted Winner’s Trophy.
Aaditya Thackeray, Sohail Khan, Aftaab Shivdasani, Jay Bhanushali, Naren Moriani, Daanish Hingora, Rahul Kanal, Aamir Ali, Rohit Roy & others were present at the Tony Premier League (TPL) exhibition match between Yuva Mumbai & Mumbai Heroes.
Admitting that his players were used to Conventional Cricket and were playing Underarm probably for the first time, Sohail Khan said that he would always stand by Aaditya Thackeray’s initiative to promote sports among children and the youth. “He is a youth icon and inspires by example. It was a fun match.”
Rohit Roy said he loved “sweating it out” and wanted to play the league as well.
Jay Bhanushali admitted he was a cricket buff and both he, Aamir Ali and other players confessed that it as their very first Underarm Cricket match. Nevertheless, it was the sportsmanship that was the real winner. “Naren Moriani and Daanish Hingora, Founders and Team Owners of TPL, felt that “the league is a platform for them to set a precedent for their children to get out into the field and play for real. Today, in this era of mobile and computer games, cricket comes like a breath of fresh air. Aaditya Thackeray and Sohail Khan’s exhibition match further strengthened the purpose of TPL.”
Avers Rahul Kanal, Team Owner, I Love Mumbai, and a pillar of strength to TPL, “Cricket becomes a platform for us to unite people and have fun on the field”.
The matches will be live on Tony Premier League YouTube channel.