Toyota University Cricket Championship: Tendulkar's Gwalior connection!
Located in Madhya Pradesh, Jiwaji University will represent the historic city of Gwalior at Toyota University Cricket Championship which begins from February 23.
Located in Madhya Pradesh, Jiwaji University will represent the historic city of Gwalior at the Toyota University Cricket Championship which begins from February 23.
Students by profession and cricketers by vocation, players from the Jiwaji University in Gwalior have every opportunity to stake claim to the most coveted prize in University cricket.
Among the 8 participating universities in the flagship tournament, the boys from Jiwaji will play their home matches on a surface that witnessed the greatest knock in ODI history.
On 24 February 2010 at the Roop Singh stadium in Gwalior, Sachin Tendulkar destroyed a much feared South African bowling attack and became the first man to score a double century in ODI history.
The players were in a celebratory mood in the knowledge that they would play their 'home' matches in the venue of Sachin Tendulkar's greatest triumph. Yet, the pressure of having to play at the Roop Singh was telling on their young minds.
Each member of a Jiwaji University cricket team took a silent pledge to perform at their very best at the Toyota University Cricket Championship, and write a further chapter in the history of this ground in Gwalior.
There are a number of landmark cricket stadiums across the world, but few have the honour of being the venue where Sachin Tendulkar notched up one of his greatest achievements.
The boys from Jiwaji University in Gwalior will have a opportunity at re-creating history, as they take the field at the Roop Singh stadium, where Sachin Tendulkar notched up his double-century versus South Africa.