Sifat Noorain is studying in Diploma in Elementary Education at Jamia Millia Islamia.
Besides studying, she loves taking part in extra-curricular activities. When the Faculty of Education organised house-wise tournament on the campus, Sifat with other girl students took part in it and came out with flying colours helping their team Zakir House lift the tournament.
The final was played in first week of March.
She told OT.COM that the unique thing about the tennis ball cricket tournament is that the matches are mixed with girls and boys taking part. However, during the match when girls are batting then it is only girls who will bowl.
About eight houses took part in the tournament. And at the end it was Zakir House and Ajmal that reached the final. Representing Zakir House, the team batted first and scored 106 runs in 12 over.
Ajmal House had to score 107 runs to lift the trophy. Though they played well, the team floundered on way to reach the total and was all out for 96 runs, said Sifat.
The match was interesting with some ups and downs. However, the team, Zakir House that kept its nerves won the tournament. Sifat couldn’t shine on that final day but like her other friends they gave full support to the batters and bowlers who managed the show well.
She scored 15 runs and took one wicket out of the four women wickets, which was not bad.