STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Cricket lovers, enthusiasts in particular and the spectators in general were delighted to watch prominent Kashmiri Pandit leaders-Dr Agnishekhar and Dr Ajay Charungoo testing their cricketing skills in the one-off exhibition Veterans Cricket Match as Jagti Veterans tamed roaring Jammu Veterans by 7 wickets in the ongoing PK’s Annual Sports Extravaganza at Jagti near here on Thursday.In the Badminton tournament, the pair of Abhay Bhat & Shivam Razdan and the duo of Vikas & Nitin defeated their rivals convincingly to move into the next round.The event is being organised by the frontline Organisation of Kashmiri Pandits- Panun Kashmir with an objective to help youth get rid of fear and tension caused by the ongoing global Coronavirus pandemic, besides helping them hone their sporting skill.The slogan of the event is “play to say no to drugs, other social evils”.The event is being sponsored by Lava International and Youth of GSB Worldwide.Earlier, Jammu Veterans skipper Titoo Ganju won the toss and decided to bat first.Batting first, Jammu Veterans scored a good total of 139 runs in the stipulated 15 overs. Sanjay Raina coming in lower-down the order at number-7, top scored with power-packed 59 runs, studded with 6 fours and 4 massive sixes, while Ravish Handoo and Dr Ajay Charungoocontributed 31 and 18 runs to the total respectively. Ravish hit 5 boundaries in his innings while Charungoo smashed 2 fours in his knock. For Jagti Veterans, Pyare Lal was the pick of the bowlers, who took 3 important wickets, while Padroo claimed 2 wickets.In reply, Jagti Veterans chased the target easily in 9.2 overs by losing 3 wickets, thus won the match by 7 wickets. Surinder Bhat top scored with 61 runs, hitting 11 fours and 2 sixes, while Anil Zutshi contributed 25 runs to the total. For Jammu Veterans, Rahul took 2 wickets and Sanjay Rraina claimed one.It is pertinent to mention here that Jammu Veterans besides other members comprised of PK leaders including Dr Agnishekhar, Dr Ajay Charungoo, Daya Krishan Koul, Kuldeep Raina, Behare Lal Koul and Satish Sher.Meanwhile, in the Badminton tournament, the pair of Abhay Bhat and Shivam Razdan prevailed over the duo of Manas Pandita and Ronak Pandita (2-1) by 21-13, 23-21, while in another doubles match, the pair of Vikas and Nitin defeated the duo of Rajan and Shivam in two straight sets (2-0) by 21-11, 21-13.
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