Ranji Trophy: Vishnu Solanki loses his newborn daughter, returns to the field and scores a hundred for Baroda

Baroda’s Vishnu Solanki overcame his personal loss at the loss of his newborn daughter to score a fine scorer in Friday’s Ranji Trophy Elite Group B match against Chandigarh at Cuttack’s Vikash Cricket Ground.

Ranji Trophy: Vishnu Solanki Scores Centuries After Losing His Newborn Daughter (Twitter Photo)

Ranji Trophy: Vishnu Solanki Scores Centuries After Losing His Newborn Daughter (Twitter Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vishnu Solanki lost his newborn a few days ago
  • Vishnu Solanki scored an unbeaten 103 of 161 balls
  • Baroda reached 398 for 7 at the end of the game on Day 2

Baroda slugger Vishnu Solanki, who lost his newborn a few days ago, defied his personal tragedy to score a brave hundred in a Ranji Trophy 2022 encounter against Chandigarh on Friday in Bhubaneswar. Baroda reached 398 for 7 by the end of the game on Day 2 to give a comfortable 230-run lead over Chandigarh, who pooled for 168 in their first innings.

Solanki, who came to bat in 5th place, hit an unbeaten 103 of 161 balls. His brave hundreds showed 12 boundaries and the Baroda batsman had capable support from opener Jyotsnil Singh. Jyotssnil hit a quick 96 before running out as Baroda dominated Chandigarh’s bowling attack.

Solanki was in Bhubaneswar with his Baroda teammates when he received the unfortunate news. He then flew back to Vadodara to attend his daughter’s funeral. However, three days later he took a flight back to Bhubaneswar.

Saurashtra’s wicketkeeper, batter Sheldon Jackson, praised Solanki for defying his personal tragedy and scoring a century in the Ranji Trophy game. “What a player. Must be the toughest player I know. Kudos to Vishnu and his family, this is by no means easy. I wish you many hundreds more and good luck,” Jackson tweeted.

“The story of a cricketer who lost his newborn daughter a few days ago. He attends the funeral and returns to represent his team to get a hundred a real hero. An inspiration,” tweeted Shishir Hattangadi, CEO of the Baroda Cricket Association.

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