Ranji Trophy: the lethal pacer Gaja also longs for fame with the bat

RAJKOT: Behind the fierce fast bowler Chintan Gaja live a fighter fighter who has done a remarkable job to rescue Gujarat out of a difficult situation. While talking about the departure of your dreams on the third day of Ranji In the semifinal of the trophy at the SCA stadium here on Monday, Gaja was proud to remember his exploits as a hitter during his days under 16 in school and state games. At Asia English School I used to open bats and bowling, and the whole team used to depend on me, said the right sailor from Ahmedabad.

The 25-year-old could not remember the exact figures, but he shared his memory of the 'special' triple century he hit for school. Our match was against Best High School and the triple century I scored had 45 limits and 10 six. At that time I used to think of the main akele team hello apni ke liye kar sakta hoon (I can only make my team win), said Gaja, who took the second five wicket tour this season on Monday against Saurashtra .

Gujarat team management has faith in his batting skills and he has not disappointed them so far. I have worked on my batting because the team management has reposed faith in me. And today things went well. The partnership with Rujul Bhatt It helped me gain the confidence I had when I went out to the bowl, said the fast bowler, who hit 61 of 103 balls in the current semifinal.

Gaja has the requisite understanding to bat on most positions, he knows how to make adjustments according to the situation. If I am batting with the top-order, I make sure to give them strike and build partnership with them. But when I have to walk-in early because of the fall of quick wickets, I make sure to play freely, said the Gujarat bowler.

Gaja's father who works at LIC has been his constant support. He has played local cricket and worked on me to help me improve as a player, he said.