Maharashtra teenager Vijay Zol, who recently scored an unbeaten 451 in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy, is one of five Indian youngsters signed up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the upcoming IPL season.
“I was told that Anil Kumble sir had seen me play during the domestic season and he had asked for my number after the match,” Zol said.
“It was during the knockout stages of the Cooch Behar tournament that I got a call from the RCB officials. They asked me to come down to Bangalore and play a few matches for the team.
“Playing for RCB in the IPL is huge, and getting an opportunity to just be around players like Anil Kumble sir, Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and Daniel Vettori is even bigger.
“But my ultimate dream, like any other player in the IPL, is to don the national colours.”
Others who have been included in the squad are Left-arm spinners KP Appanna, J Syed Mohammad, Karun Nair, and S Thiagarajan.
Syed Mohammed is already the member of the squad and is now, offered a fresh contract. He returned with excellent figures of 4-0-20-1 in the debut IPL match against KKR assisting in a fabulous win for RCB.
As every bowler dreams of, he had Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar stumped in the playoff against MI in DLF IPL 2011 cruising RCB to the finals of DLF IPL 2011.
KP Appanna is a left-arm slow bowler and bats right-handed. He is current Karnataka Ranji Trophy left arm spinner. He was also with RCB for the first 3 seasons of IPL.
Karun Nair: He is the budding young All-Rounder! His major teams are: India Under-19s, Karnataka Under-15s, Karnataka Under-19s.
S Thyagarajan: A rookie from Tamil Nadu who represented Tamil Nadu U-25 team as a right hand top order batsman and medium pace bowler.
Vijay Zol: Zol has a remarkable unbeaten 451 for Maharashtra U-19s against Assam U-19s in the match of the Cooch Behar Trophy in Nasik.
It took him nearly 11 hours, faced 467 deliveries, and hit 53 boundaries along with two sixes in his outstanding innings, which was more than double his previous career-best score of 222.