Special to represent Chandigarh: Gurinder Singh after dream season in Ranji Trophy
Written by Nitin Sharma
| Chandigarh |

Updated: February 23, 2020 5:04:37 am


Gurinder Singh, Ranji Trophy, Chandigarh news, punjab news, indian express news All-rounder Gurinder Singh. (Express picture)

Last week, the 27-year-old Chandigarh all-rounder, Gurinder Singh, scored his First Class double century and took a five-wicket haul in opposition to Manipur in Chandigarh’s final match in Ranji Trophy plate group marketing campaign. The Chandigarh all-rounder completed the match with a complete of 401 runs and 40 wickets.

In the 2018-2019 Ranji Trophy season, Singh had scored 405 runs other than taking 45 wickets for Meghalaya and this season noticed Singh reaching the feat of scoring 400 or extra runs and taking 40 wickets or extra in Ranji trophy for the second time in a row. While Chandigarh failed to advance into the knock-out stage of Ranji Trophy, Singh has taken numerous positives from his first outing in Chandigarh colors in the Ranji trophy.

“The 2018-2019 season performance while playing for Meghalaya had lifted my confidence a lot. It also meant that I was eager to maintain the same form this season. Such performances always lift one’s confidence and my aim was to repeat the same this season. I had started playing cricket at the Sector 16 stadium and to represent Chandigarh was a special feeling. Even though the team did not advance into the knock-out stage, we had plenty of positives from this experience. Individually speaking, scoring my maiden First Class double century was the biggest high for me this season apart from taking wickets at crucial stages for Chandigarh,” shared Singh.

A local of Mansa in Punjab, Singh had joined the Sector 16 stadium in the yr 2000 and used to keep at his maternal uncle Malkiat Singh’s residence in Sector 22. The following years noticed Singh enjoying for Punjab U-14, U-16, U-19 and U-22 groups other than being part of U-19 NCA camp 4 instances. He was additionally in the probables for the U-19 ICC World Cup and made his checklist A debut for Punjab in opposition to Delhi in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2013. Singh additionally performed in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy for Punjab however lack of probabilities in the Ranji Trophy group meant that Singh made the change to Tripura in 2016.

In 2018-2019 Ranji Trophy season, Singh opted to play for Meghalaya and took 4 five-wicket hauls other than three four-wicket hauls in a season the place he scored 405 runs and claimed a complete of 45 wickets. This season, Singh claimed six wickets in Chandigarh’s opening match in opposition to Arunachal Pradesh at Sector 16 stadium and the all-rounder returned with two extra five-wicket hauls in an innings in the season together with 9 wickets in the match in opposition to Bihar. Apart from the double century in opposition to Manipur, Singh additionally scored two half-centuries together with a knock of 99 runs in opposition to Sikkim.

“Taking six wickets against Arunachal Pradesh in the first match for Chandigarh this season boosted my confidence and I know that I can repeat such performances. The six-wicket haul against a strong Bihar team at the Sector 16 stadium was the best bowling performance for me in this season. Right from my early days in cricket, I have spent a lot of time on my batting under Harish Sharma sir and it has helped me a lot. Chandigarh coach VRV Singh too showed a lot of faith in me. He would applaud the good performances and also motivate us to learn from a bad performance,” shared Singh, whose father Rajpal Singh is a hearth officer at Ropar.

Singh believes that enjoying underneath captain Manan Vohra, together with skilled gamers like Bipul Sharma and Uday Kaul, has helped his recreation. Singh will now be enjoying in England for his membership Smethwick Cricket Club in the Birmingham Premier Division Cricket league forward of the subsequent home season in India. “Captain Manan Vohra led the team with calm. The dressing room atmosphere has helped each of us. Having players like Bipul paji and Uday paji has also helped the players. They often help me with tips, when I face any difficulty. Prior to the next Indian domestic season, I will be playing for my club Smethwick Cricket Club in the Birmingham Premier Division Cricket league and I hope this will help me ahead of the domestic season,” shared Singh.

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