2009 Champions Montgomery teach cricket to Elementary School kids

All American Captain & 2009 College Cricketer of the Year ADIL BHATTI,  All American ANKIT SEHGAL and SUCHIT LAHERI of 2009 National Champions Montgomery College recently visited St Patrick;s Episcopal Day School and introduced the 5 to 7 years olds to cricket.
According to Adil Bhatti, here is how the event happened:
Cindy Gunja, a teacher at St Patrick’s Episcopal Day School…. got in touch with our advisor after the article came out in the Washington Post….we picked a day &  three of our players went.
Prior to that Cindy Gunja told us that the kids were very excited and thought of us as celebs – they had our pictures posted in the class.
We demonstrated how a batsman gears up before batting..then we showed a few videos on the youtube in the school. Then we walked over to a field and did catching, batting, n bowling practices with the kids..they were very excited..they loved how an umpire signals “six” N “four” in a game…we divided the kids into 3 groups and played cricket.
Afterwards we let the teachers bat as well..they enjoyed it a lot…we played with them in the playground afterwards and it made them very happy…they hugged us a lot…they made welcome sign for us when we arrived..it was a lot of fun and we cant wait to repeat this in a HIGH SCHOOL..we r going to thomas s wootton high school sooooooooooon.”

Adil, Ankit and Suchit all said they “had a lot of fun” and enjoyed seeing the kids having fun playing cricket. The Montgomery guys, true Champions, said they look forward to doing more of this.

It’s not true that Ankit wore his Sahara shirt so he could tell the kids he plays for India.

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