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Friday, November 6, 2009

Amol Muzumdar dedicates his record to family

Amol Muzumdar dedicates his record to family

By our Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 6: Assam Ranji team captain Amol Muzumdar today became the highest run getter in the Ranji Trophy Cricket Tournament. He reached this milestone on the last day of the four-day match against Rajasthan which was concluded at the NFRSA Stadium today. However, the match possibly would not be memorable for Muzumdar as his side today lost the game by 95 runs.

The veteran Mumbaikar, playing for Assam this year, required nine runs in the second innings to achieve the milestone and he did it without facing too much problem. Earlier, the record was on the name of Amarjit Kaypee who scored 7,623 runs in Ranji Trophy.

Talking to the mediapersons after the match Muzumdar in a brief reaction said, "It is always nice to achieve something through performance. It is definitely one of my best moment of my cricket career and I would like to dedicate this achievement to my family".

It may be mentioned here that, the 34-year-old right-hander is considered as very close to little master Sachin Tendulkar. Just last night, Tendulkar became the only cricketer in the world to score 17,000 runs in ODI and in the very next day, Muzumdar achieved the highest run scorer record in the Ranji Trophy. When asked about his reaction, Muzumdar preferred to speak on Tendulkar’s achievement only. "He is a fantastic batsman. Just remember, he is now 36-years-old and the innings he played last night was simply superb. Hat’s off to him".

Muzumdar also said, he had no regret for not being able to achieve the record playing for Mumbai, even though he played for the team for 16 years. He remembered all the teammates of the former team who time to time helped him during his long 16-years career.

Meanwhile, talking about the performance of his team against Rajasthan, Muzumdar today said that departure of him and Bahutule were the turning point in the game. "We should stick on the wicket but unfortunately that has not happened. It is our first game and I am very hopeful that the team would regroup in the next match against Goa. THE SENTINEL

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