Thursday, June 9, 2011


BIS Correspondent 
BORIVLI, JUNE 09, 2011: After the recently concluded IPL League in India, Paul Valthaty needs no introduction as a cricketer who has made his mark on the Indian Cricket scene. Valthaty was a student of Don Bosco High School, Borivli. Valthaty was born in a Telugu Christian family and is the son of Mr. Chandrashekar and Dr.Chandravathy.
Paul Valthaty was picked by Kings XI Punjab, as a backup to expensive international buys, at a player auction in January. He is the opening batsmen for Kings XI Punjab, and had an outstanding game in the 2011 Indian Premier League against the reigning champions Chennai Super Kings. Valthaty raced to hundred and twenty not out in sixty three balls as the Kings XI Punjab chased down the mammoth hundred and eighty nine-run target with six wickets and five balls to spare at Mohali. It was the first hundred of IPL 2011 and thirteenth overall and this century is his first fastest century. It was also the third highest IPL score ever, after only Brendon McCullum's hundred and fifty eight and Murali  
Vijay's hundred and twenty seven. In his next game, Paul scored a fabulous seventy five of forty seven deliveries hitting five sixes and eight fours after achieving the best bowling figures for any Kings XI Punjab bowler with four for twenty nine. His all round performance resulted in a big win for his team. He played a pacey innings in his next match scoring forty six off just thirty one deliveries with three classic sixes. With his initial blitzkrieg, the team crossed the fifty in just three overs, a record in IPL history which was later beaten by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their second match against the Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the same season.
We were happy to have Paul in our midst, a very unassuming individual, who has high regards for the school and remembers his school days with nostalgia.  He has promised to come again when the students are around.  Come July and he will be going to Sri Lanka for the Cricket League there.  Keep it up Paul, we are proud of you

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