The Royal challengers of Gwalior promise to fight till death

Having finished fourth in the Rohinton Baria all-India university championship, Jiwaji University boys have been able to shed their underdogs status

Updated: February 07, 2013 21:01 IST
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No match is lost till the last ball is bowled, goes the saying. The Jiwaji University boys from the royal precincts of Gwalior firmly believe this. The Toyota University Cricket Championship will offer the upstarts from the historic city a massive platform to showcase their cricket skills and the team feels "it is an opportunity of a lifetime."

Jiwaji were the rank outsiders in the Rohinton Baria Trophy championship this year at Manipal. But cricket throws surprises and when Jiwaji became the second team from West Zone to make the final stages, it shook the heavyweights of University cricket.

Skipper Sohraab Dhaliwal says: "Cricket is all about miracles. So it was foolish to write us off. We are the future of Gwalior." Jiwaji University finished fourth in the all-India championship but not before giving fancied Bangalore a run for their money in the semifinals.

The good showing in Rohinton Baria has injected a great dose of confidence in the current team. Dhaliwal says: "We want to use this platform as best as we can. It's a great opportunity to be on TV. At least, our performances will not go unnoticed."

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