May 24, 2022



Ranji Trophy: Tons-up Rohan Kunnummal seals victory for Kerala

Not frequently does a group pursue down 214 from 41 overs on a fourth-day contribute the Ranji Prize. However, Kerala frolicked home with overs in excess against Gujarat in a World class Gathering A game on Sunday, on account of Rohan Kunnummal’s quick fire century.

The 23-year-old, on an intensely hot streak, hit an unbeaten 106 off 87 balls (12×4, 3×6) in Rajkot, indenting up his third back to back hundred simultaneously. The right-given opener had scored 129 in the main innings, closely following his 107 against Meghalaya in the past game. Kerala had beaten Meghalaya by an innings and 166 runs in their initial apparatus. Rohan didn’t permit the Gujarat bowlers to settle down in one or the other innings, playing admirably both off the front foot and the back foot, and furthermore taking the ethereal course, through back to front cover drives and flicks over mid-wicket. Pull was one more useful went for him.Captain Sachin Child’s 62 off 76 balls additionally contributed tremendously to the eight-wicket win against Gujarat.”We needed to dominate the match yet realize that the fourth innings pursue could be precarious. At tea, Tinu sir (mentor Tinu Yohannan) advised me to continue batting ordinarily and assuming I did that runs would come without any problem. It was great that Sachin Child was batting with me. He directed me through the innings and ensured that there was no tension,” he added.

Child was brimming with acclaim for the young person. “Rohan has been really buckling down on his game. He is certainly not a solitary organization player and has been in great structure across T20s, one-dayers and presently four-day games. We missed a decent opener after Jagadeesh resigned. Presently with him and Rahul P coming through, we have our initial issues arranged.”

Rohan has ascended through the positions, remaining productive across all age-bunch rivalries. He made his top of the line debut against Rajasthan in January 2020. Out for 8 in the primary innings, he supported a lower leg injury and needed to miss the remainder of the match and the season. The Coronavirus incited break constrained him to stick around for his opportunity and trust that two additional years will play another Ranji game.

Recovering from the injury, Rohan utilized the Coronavirus break and chipped away at his wellness with mentor Vysakh Krishna, presently the Kerala group’s solidarity mentor, at his old neighborhood Kozhikode.

“My solidarity and endurance have worked on a ton. Prior, I was exceptionally lean and used to get worn out rapidly. The strength and molding meetings with Vysakh assisted me with becoming fitter and play longer innings. Additionally, I can play lobbed shots all the more really now,” said Rohan, who was the most noteworthy run-getter (264) for Kerala in the Vijay Hazare Prize this season.

Rohan owes quite a bit of his advancement to his dad Sushil Kunnummal, a college level player some time ago. Sushil would bowl endless conveyances to a youthful Rohan, utilizing a tennis ball from 13 yards out in the lawn, at his home in Koyilandy. The dad child team actually follows the daily schedule.