Yash Bhojane gets Mumbai U-16 call-up after double ton

Dec 06, 2013, 00:44 IST | Sundari Iyer

The Bhojane household in Lalbaug area erupted in celebration at the news of 15-year-old Yash's (IES VN Sule Guruji, Dadar) inclusion in the Mumbai U-16 squad for the Vijay Merchant Trophy to be played at MCA's Kandivli ground.

Yesterday, Yash slammed a fluent 216 against IES English HS in the MSSA-Harris Shield Elite Division inter-school cricket tournament at Azad Maidan. His knock helped the Dadar school win by virtue of a first innings lead. 

Yash Bhojane
Yash Bhojane packs his kit bag with some help from his sister after getting a Mumbai under-16 team call-up yesterday evening. Pic/Rane Ashish

“Today is a memorable day. I scored 216 and also got selected for the Mumbai U-16 team. With no performances to back me, I was just a standby in the side. Little did I know that one knock could change my fate,”  said Yash.

He added: “After the match, I was heading home when I got a call about my inclusion in the U-16 squad. I had to then pack my bags to be with the team,” he said.

Yash thanked his family and coach Mandar Gokarn: “My parents have sacrificed a lot to ensure my cricketing needs are fulfilled. I wouldn’t have achieved whatever little success I’ve had without Mandar sir,”  he added. 

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