Inspired by Tendulkar, Mumbai boys want their sunny days back

Mumbai finished runners-up in the Rohinton Baria Trophy this season. In the final played at Manipal on January 6, Mumbai lost to Jain University, Bengaluru by 82 runs. It was also sweet revenge for Jain who lost to Bombay in the semifinal last year.

updated: February 15, 2013 23:16 IST
  • Total Shares

Some of India's best-known Test stars of the Seventies and Eighties came from Mumbai University. The current generation, inspired by Little Master Sachin Tendulkar and his lofty achievements, wants to carry on their legacy in Indian cricket.

Called the Western Wolves, the Mumbai lads, captained by the upcoming Siddhesh Lad, will play their first match of the Toyota University Cricket Championship against Jamia Millia Islamia - named Northern Stars - in New Delhi on February 27. The inaugural eight-team championship begins on February 23.

The Wolves will have defend a reputation left behind by a galaxy of Indian Test stars like Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Manjrekar and more recently, Ajit Agarkar. But the youngsters feel it's Tendulkar that drives their passion. Skipper Lad says: "We have to defend a tradition and hence the pressure will be on us."

Show Full Article