Carrying forward the Amarnath legacy

New Delhi: Following in the footsteps of his legendary grandfather Lala Amarnath, Digvijay has made his foray into cricket with a first-class debut in Sri Lanka.

Lala, who scored India's first ever Test Century and later on went on to lead India, was a father figure in Indian cricket.

Then came his eldest son Surinder, who captained the Indian Schoolboys Test Team and later went on to score a century on Test debut like his father. The duo gave India the unique record of the only father and son to score a century on debut in Test Cricket.

They were followed by Mohinder, who played a leading role in India's first ever World Cup win in 1983. Now with the debut of Digvijay ' the 22-year-old son of Surinder ' the third generation of the Amarnath family has stepped on to the cricket field.

Before that, left-handed batsman Digvijay was selected to train at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai last year.

Digvijay was called for the Ranji Trophy trials by Goa Cricket Association after which he was inducted in the probables camp.

Post this stint, Digvijay went back to MRF and started his training, when a coach from Sri Lanka spotted him batting at the nets and was quick to invite Digvijay to play first-class cricket. (PTI)


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