All-rounder Dhruva Vedak's eight-wicket haul helped IES VN Sule Guruji (Dadar) bundle out Swami Vivekanand (Kandivli), who were chasing Sule Guruji's first innings score of 446-9, for a mere 40 runs on Day Two of the Giles Shield Elite Division at Cross Maidan yesterday.
Dhruva Vedak bowls at Cross Maidan. Pic/Shadab Khan
In the follow on Dhruva scalped one wicket as Swami Vivekanand were struggling at 37-2 at close of play.
Dhruva, who has constantly been battling weight issues, improved tremendously since getting tips on weight management from none other that Sachin Tendulkar.
Twelve-year-old Dhruva, who currently weighs 42 kgs and stands 5 feet tall, lost 14 kgs since he started following his idol's advice. "I played well but never got selected for the Mumbai U-14 team as I was overweight.
Once during a practice session at MIG Club last year, Sachin Sir came to me and told me that I bowl well but to excel in the sport I need to concentrate on being fit. He gave me some tips which helped me a great deal," the Mahim lad said.
Meanwhile, six-year-old Musheer Khan's six-wicket haul helped Anjuman-I-Islam Allana (English) beat Shailendra Education (Dahidar) by an innings and 140 runs.
Defending champions Rizvi Springfield defeated BAK Swadhyaya Bhavan (Matunga) by an innings and 148 runs. Skipper Sidak Singh starred for Rizvi with a seven-wicket haul.