Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial T-20 Cricket Tournament
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JAMMU: All round performances with bat and ball by Faheem Tak (16 runs & 3 wickets) and Ranjit Singh (13 runs & 3 wickets) Media XI Cricket Club Jammu outplayed Baba Jitto Cricket Club Jammu by four runs in the inaugural cum exhibition match of first Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial T-20 Cricket Tournament being played at MAM stadium, here on Thursday. A total of 16 cricket teams are participating in the tournament.The tournament, organised by Raman Sharma-Social activist & sports promoter Jammu and sponsored by #AbhinavAyurveda Youtube Channel, was inaugurated by Surinder Bhagat-Member, Babu Jagjivan Ram Foundation- An autonomous organisation of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India.Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest said, “It is a grand initiative to exploit the sports talent of the budding youth.” He also threw light on the life and accomplishments of the Late leader and mentioned that Jagjivan Ram, former Vice Prime Minister of India, popularly known as Babuji was a national leader, a freedom fighter, a crusader of social justice, a champion of depressed classes, a distinguished Union Minister, an able administrator and an exceptionally gifted orator.The Chief Guest also felicitated Jammu lad Onkar Singh, recipient of prestigious national award ‘Bal Shakti Puraskar’ from President of India Ram Nath Kovind. He is the only child from Jammu to achieve multiple youngest world records internationally, both in the field of literature and information technology.Later, Media XI Cricket Club won the toss and decided to bat first, Amit (19 runs off 9 balls) and Ranjit Singh (13 runs off 12 balls) provided a decent start. Anshu (32 runs off 28) and Faheem Tak (16 runs off 17 balls) capitalized further to take Media XI a challenging 132 runs in the stipulated 20 overs. Akshay (17 runs) also chipped in.For Baba Jitto CC, Lucky took four wickets to remain the wrecker in chief, while Love & Bhanu shared 2 wickets each. T P Singh also took one wicket.In reply, Baba Jitto CC had a nightmarish start as Yash from Media XI removed opener Shubam (6) in the very first over of the innings before he produced an athletic run out in his follow through to send Thappa packing to the stand.Recovering from the initial blows, Baba Jitto CC were cruising early with Ajay (26) anchored the run chase he got support from Atul (11). However, Faheem (3/30) & Ranjit (3/21) triggered a collapse by not just getting past the threatening partnership but also knitted a bowling partnership and bundled out Baba Jitto at 122 thus handed media XI a four runs victory. Rahul also took one wicket.Faheem Tak (17 runs & 3 wickets) was declared as Man of the Match for his all round performance.
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