BITSian cricket fever !!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Posted by: BITSAA Newsletter
Every BITSian has an anecdote that he/she can relate to when we talk of BITS and cricket together. Most of us wistfully reminisce about cricket at BITS played either in the QT, MedC, GymG, C lawns or in the wing ! BITSians have been maintaining equal passion for the sport while they are in USA too.
Srinivasa Raghavan more commonly known as "State" for being a member of the Tamil Nadu State Cricket Team is currently playing for NWCL (Northwest Cricket League) comprising of 14 players, selected across 15 different teams in the league. His team has won North West Regional Championship twice in a row ! Srinivasa has been playing for NWCL and the USA NW region for the last couple of years. His association with NWCL began when he was interning with Microsoft during summer of 2007 which continued on his return to Virginia Tech after the internship.
Few memorable moments of this all-rounder in the US are his best batting performance (96), a bowling spell where he bagged 4 wickets. He is currently working in IBM, Portland and regularly cherishes cricket over the weekends.
Srikanth Sundaragopalan(Uleri), another BITSian from Class of 2001 has been playing for USA NW region for the past 4 years. Srikanth works for Microsoft Corporation informed that umpteen number of BITSians are playing in the Microsoft Cricket Club, Seattle.
Srikanth and State feel that there is healthy competition and the standard of cricket is very good at the higher levels especially in the North West Regional Championship tournament and the Western conference Championship.
Is it really a bad idea to kick off a talk on the formation of BITSAA USA Cricket Team ??? - Don't think so :)