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Asia Cup champion team member Rajesh gets rousing welcome
Sportslogon Team October 8th 2018

Bhubaneswar : Indian U-19 cricket team member Odisha’s medium-pacer Rajesh Mohanty got a rousing welcome here at Biju Patnaik Airport on his arrival from Dhaka, the team adjudged as champion in the Asia Cup at Dhaka from September 29 to October 7.

As many as eight nations Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Hong Kong, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and UAE were took part in the Asia Cup.

It was my first appearance in the international tournament, where I had learn many things which will help me to grow further. I am extremely happy that we won the title, said Rajesh.

Prier to the Asian Cup, we played quadrangular one-day series at Lucknow from September 12 to 18 and I became the highest wicket taker in that series with six wickets in three matches. After that the BCCI selectors were shown confident on me, added Rajesh.

Rajesh hails from Nayagarh district and earlier played for Odisha U-16, U-19 and East Zone U-16 teams. A right-hand bowler and left-hand batsman, Rajesh stays with his uncle in Jatni and travels by train to Bhubaneswar to hon his skills at Rameswar Sporting Club, under the guidance of former Odisha pacer Deepak Mangaraj. .
This news was added and updated on : October 8th 2018
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