There was a particular customer to observe Madhya Pradesh and Delhi battle within the ultimate of the Buchi Babu match, which has been revived after 5 years, in Coimbatore on Sunday.
P. Ramesh was a former Tamil Nadu and South Zone batter who performed 30 First Class matches. More importantly, he’s a residing image of the legacy left behind by a person in whose reminiscence the match is being held.
The 70-year-old Ramesh is the great-grandson of Buchi Babu Naidu, often known as the ‘Father of Madras Cricket’, for having promoted the game among the many native inhabitants within the metropolis within the late nineteenth and early twentieth century earlier than his premature demise in 1908.
Speaking to Sportstar, a visibly happy Ramesh mentioned, “I am so happy they have revived the tournament. Last year, when I met the TNCA President and Secretary, I requested them to revive the tournament, and they kept the promise. It is a prestigious tournament and offers a good chance for youngsters to play at a higher level of cricket and learn the nuances of the game from the seniors,” he added.
Ramesh made a century on his Ranji Trophy debut for TN in opposition to Karnataka, dealing with the likes of Erapalli Prasanna and B. S. Chandrasekhar.
He later was a South Zone selector for the Colts crew and recalled deciding on Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble for the under-19 crew.
Ramesh, who will give the trophy on Monday, additionally mentioned he was happy with how the match has been organised and added that his want is to see a stand in Chepauk named after his great-grandfather.
Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com