Cricket with pals is just cool: Kartik

Former Indian left-arm spinner provided fielding and bowling tips to Jiwaji, Jamia and Aligarh boys as a tune-up to the TUCC.

updated: February 22, 2013 20:20 IST
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With the Toyota University Cricket Championship all set to begin, former Indian players are putting their weight behind their favourite teams. Indian left-arm spinner Murali Kartik was one of them as Jiwaji University, Gwalior (Western Wizards), Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi (Northern Stars) and the Aligarh Muslim University (Northern Stallions) were the beneficiaries of the coaching tips from the Railways star.

Referring to University cricket as one of the finest moments of his cricketing life, Kartik said, "I remember playing for Hindu College (Delhi University) and the passion of going out with your pals is altogether different."

Kartik also gave some valuable fielding tips to the youngsters. Citing one of the finest fielders in modern cricket, Ricky Ponting, he guided the UCC stars. Demonstrating practically on the field, he said, "Whenever you field the ball always align your body with the stumps. As a fielder, you should never throw off balance."

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