Willow Weekend

Captain of the NUS MBA Cricket Team Ankur Bansal shares the highlights of the Cricket tournament against NUS School of Science and NTU. 

Sports fever just can’t subside in NUS Business School. Sports have always proved to be a stress-buster in this increasingly monotonous academic environment. We just concluded a Cricket Tournament which was not only exhilarating, but also tested the skills of the players.

NUS MBA organized and sponsored a Cricket tournament with three teams participating in the same. The three teams were from NUS MBA, NUS School of Science and NTU. The tournament kicked off with the first match being between the two NUS teams. The excitement was palpable as each one of us was determined to do their best on the field. The MBA team lost the toss and was put in to bat. The innings started on a bad note with wickets tumbling along with a dearth of runs. Some respectability to the score was restored by a breezy partnership between Ankur Bansal and Sanjay Rao. The team set a target of 94 runs in just 16 overs for opponents.

There was tight bowling and fielding by the MBA team who won comprehensively by 23 runs. This served as a great morale booster to the players as most of them were on the field after a large hiatus. The NUS MBA and NTU teams reached the final after all the deciding league matches were over.

The final match posed a bigger challenge for both the teams. The NUS MBA team won the toss and decided to field first. NTU team was able to garner a lot of runs with the final score being 96 runs off the stipulated 14 overs. Our team was making too many mistakes and in the end, was beaten comprehensively.

This defeat has not dampened the spirits of the team in any way. This was a welcome break from everyday coursework and will help to revitalize the team to give a sterling performance the next time around.

The NUS MBA Cricket Team
Ankur Bansal (C), Sanjay Rao , Yogesh Malhotra, Amarpal Singh, Vivek Khosla, Simarpreet Singh, Vishal Rai, Usman Afzal, Karthik (WK), Prashant, Vikas Sharma, Prajit Prakash, Upadhyay Manvendra, Saxena Sumit, Kahol Anupam, Kheterpal Tushar, Sura Sudhir, Almeida Kunal, Pandey Anurodh, Vikas Natraja, Manocha Davesh, V Ravichandran, Jain Anant, Pazhoor Vasu

Ankur Bansal
Class of 2008