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A cricket tournament with a Sanskrit touch

Prime News, National Sport, Cricket, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), February 13:- Spending their normal days learning Vedic scriptures, students from different Sanskrit-medium schools across Varanasi on Tuesday showcased their cricketing skills in a tournament having a touch of ancient Indian traditions.

The youngsters, clad in dhoti and kurta, did not look in discomfort while bowling and batting. Each student had tripund (three lines of ‘shivling’) on their forehead while they were playing.

The tournament is being organised by Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vidyalaya on the occasion of its 75th founding year.

The main highlight of the unique cricket tournament is the commentary which is done in Sanskrit language, a rare occasion in today’s times.

A sizeable crowd which had gathered to watch the tournament were left awestruck as the youngsters in dhoti and kurta ran between the crease barefoot, coupled with the echoes of the Sanskrit commentary through a loudspeaker. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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