A friendly bout of cricket

Faculty Student Interaction(FSI) organized the Gentleman’s game on 18th August and what was expected to be a “friendly” bout of cricket between the two turned out to be a misnomer. The campus witnessed a heated contest between the faculty and the students, with both teams locking horns outside the conventional classroom setting, in a different ball game. In post-match analysis, the day had plenty on offer for everyone: the players, the umpires and the spectators (dogs included!)

Faculty won the toss and decided to bat. It was a 12 over match. Here we provide you the entire story through snapshots at various stages of the match. After all pictures are worth more than a thousand words!!

Pre-Match Warm UP:  Prof. Sanjeev Tripathi in action

Pre-Match Warm Up: Prof. Sanjeev Tripathi in action

Faculty won the toss and decided to bat first.  Prof. Kavita Ranganathan in action

Faculty won the toss and decided to bat first. Prof. Kavita Ranganathan in action

Prof. Errol DeSouza takes position

Prof. Errol D’Souza takes position

Prof. Apratim Guha scoring a boundary

Prof. Apratim Guha scoring a boundary

And it’s a Do or Die situation for the student team. Runs are piling up. 60 by over 8.

And it’s a Do or Die situation for the student team. Runs are piling up. 60 by over 8.

Prof. Sobhesh Agarwalla, when he is not teaching accounting.  Prof. Dhiman Bhadra on the other end

Prof. Sobhesh Agarwalla, when he is not teaching accounting. Prof. Dhiman Bhadra at the other end

Prof. Sobhesh Agarwalla crediting four runs to his account

Prof. Sobhesh Agarwalla crediting four runs to his account

The first innings saw the professors making 98 runs. With 99 runs to win in 12 overs, the students were in the attack mode from the word go.

R.N Pandya, waiting for the second innings to begin

R.N Pandya, waiting for the second innings to begin

And of course, some light hearted sledging

And of course, some light hearted sledging

Prof. Errol DeSouza showing his bowling skills

Prof. Errol D’Souza showing his bowling skills

The final over.  10 runs to go from 7 balls.

The final over. 10 runs to go from 7 balls.

The teams after the match

The teams after the match

The students were later heard saying that they threw away the match because they did not want to get D in FRA, Marketing or PS2.  We say, nice try kids.   🙂

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