62nd anniversary celebrated by YSCA


Former Indian cricketer Hemand Badani addressing the gathering. YSCA founder MS Gurumurthy is also present.

Chennai: “Desire to become a cricketer should get reality only when the act is desperate on the field,” said former Indian cricketer Hemand Badani.

Speaking at the 62nd anniversary of Young Stars Cricket Academy and Association here yesterday, Badani pointed out that every single opportunity to play in any kind of match whether it is at local or in school should be utilised and the player should focus on his game.

He also highlighted how ace Indian cricketer Pujara now shines at every game in Australia and advised the players present to plan every game with required techniques and concentration on the field.
Badani recalled his school days where he used to practice cricket very early morning and travel with his kit to various grounds to play matches. He made a humorous remark of getting out cheaply in his first match played at YSCA tournament but developed to become a cricketer and represented the nation.

He made a special appreciation for academy founder MS Gurumurthy who teaches cricket for the youngsters for over six decades like that of an educational institution with sincerity and discipline.
Another guest of honour, R Srinivasan, former National volleyball player and sports officer of Indian Bank highlighted the fitness required for every sportsmen.

He mentioned the great services of Gurumurthy for having developed several thousands of cricketers through his academy and many represents the game at various levels.

Earlier, Gurumurthy read out the annual report and listed the winners of 49th edition of YSCA tournament held during the year. Badani also gave away trophies and prizes to the outstanding players of the YSCA team.

Indian Oil Corporation, Mumbai won the 49th YSCA trophy tournament held during the year, informed an official of YSCA.

YSCA can be reached at 98410 27353.