Ranji Trophy – Abhimanyu Easwaran to play at Abhimanyu Cricket Academy Stadium in Dehradun

In 2005, RP Easwaran purchased a large plot of land in Dehradun and started building a cricket stadium. The company that runs the Easwaran-owned cricket academy (National School of Cricket) is called Abhimanyu Cricket Academy. MahabharataWhen Easwaran’s son was born in 1995, he too was named Abhimanyu. And when the stadium was completed, it was named, you guessed it, the Abhimanyu Cricket Academy Stadium.

Now, on Jan. 3, Abhimanyu, the opening batsman and captain for Bengal, who played injury cover for Bangladesh’s test team last month, led a sideout in a Ranji Trophy match against Uttarakhand at a stadium that shares his name. To do. A ballpark owned by his father. This will be the first time a first-class cricket match will be held at the same venue.

“Playing a lunge match on the ground where I learned all about cricket as a boy is a proud moment for me,” Abhimanyu told PTI. “This is the result of his [Easwaran’s] It’s always a great feeling to go home with love and hard work, but when I hit the field my focus is on winning the Bengal match. ”

The stadium isn’t named after Abimanyu, but when he plays on a picturesque ground it’s going to be a different story than too many.Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, Trinidad Bryan Lara Stadium, Brisbane’s Allan Border Field and Adelaide’s Karen Rolton Oval have been renamed after the iconic player in question ended his international career.

Daren Sammy may be the only one to have played at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, renamed from Beausejour Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, St. Lucia. In that regard, Abhimanyu Cricket playing at his academy stadium would be a very good opportunity for his family.

Stadium ‘not just for my son’, says Easwaran
Dehradun’s floodlit ground has been used by the BCCI and the Uttarakhand Cricket Association for several years and has hosted many domestic matches but none of this level. .

“I don’t think there are many examples [of players playing at ground named after them]But for me this is not an achievement,” Easwaran told PTI. This is a stadium he built not only for his son, but for his passion for the game.

“I started building [it] In 2006, I still spend out of my pocket constantly upgrading it. No rewards, but it’s all about my love for the game. ”

A chartered accountant by profession, Easwaran wanted to be a cricketer but could not. His professional success meant he could help Abhimanyu go big. Abhimanyu recently led the India A’s and was also part of India’s test squad as a backup opener, but is yet to make his international debut.

“Yes, I’ve practiced with a lot of them, and I don’t deny that it helps. But in today’s day and age, with extensive video analysis, there’s no clear advantage.”

On Abhimanyu Easwaran’s familiarity with his opponent’s home turf

“When I got my CA degree, I was selling newspapers and ice cream in Dehradun,” recalls Iswaran. “I wanted to give back to the game. I was lucky that God gave me a son to play cricket. But the passion to create a cricket facility was always there .Now I quit the activity. [CA] Practice and relax. ”

He is the proud father of a successful first-class cricketer, but his academy has helped produce the five players in what is now Uttarakhand, a seamer who has taken eight wickets in the previous match. including Deepak Dapola.

Easwaran is from Tamil Nadu and his wife is from Punjab. However, the family moved to Uttarakhand in 1969. He chose Bengal as his home base for Abhimanyu when he was nine years old because Bengal’s juniors cricket his system was good and Bengal’s age groups had more opportunities. That.

Abhimanyu still trains at Dehradun and is close friends with many Uttarakhand players. But he said his presence wouldn’t give Bengal a significant advantage over their opponents given the amount of video analysis at their disposal these days.

“Yes, I’ve practiced with many of them, and I don’t deny that it helps,” he said. We don’t have a clear advantage.”

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