Samit Dravid, son of former India cricketer and current National Cricket Academy (NCA) head Rahul Dravid, once again showed his prowess with the bat as he slammed a double-hundred on Saturday while playing for his school Mallya Aditi International (MAI) in the BTR Shield Under-14 Group I, Division II Tournament.
Samit took just 146 balls and smashed 33 boundaries en route to his second double-century inside two months. Samit’s batting blitz helped his side post an imposing total of 377 for three from their allotted 50 overs. In reply, Sri Kumaran Children’s Academy were bowled out for 110 as Samit’s team registered a comprehensive 267-run win.
The 14-year-old Samit also picked up two wickets as his all-round show became the talk of the town.
In December 2019, Samit had scored 201 while playing for Vice-President’s XI against Dharwad Zone in an Under-14 inter-zonal tournament.
In that game, he took his time and played 256 balls, smashing 22 balls to the boundary rope. He then troubled Dharwad Zone batsmen with his bowling and sent three batsmen packing.
Samit followed up his double-hundred in the first innings with an unbeaten knock of 94 in the second essay.
It looks like Samit is certainly following in his dad’s footsteps. Rahul Dravid is considered to be the greatest batsman ever to have played for India at the coveted No. 3 position. In an illustrious career spanning 16 years, Dravid scored 13288 Test and 10889 ODI runs.