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A MOMENT TO CHERISH: MRF’s Chairman and Managing Director K.M. Mammen presenting the letter of appointment as brand ambassador to Gautam Gambir.
A MOMENT TO CHERISH: MRF’s Chairman and Managing Director K.M. Mammen presenting the letter of appointment as brand ambassador to Gautam Gambir.

Chennai: Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir believes one-day cricket is a more comprehensive test of skills when compared to the Twenty20 format.

“I feel one-day cricket can be very interesting. It is a more complete form of the game than Twenty20 cricket.”

There is a greater opportunity for everyone to perform in one-day cricket when compared to Twenty20.”

He was speaking at a press conference here on Friday, after being named as MRF’s new brand ambassador.

MRF’s Chairman and Managing Director K.M. Mammen said Gambhir, an Arjuna Award winner, would join an illustrious bunch of previous brand ambassadors for MRF, which included Steve Waugh, Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar.

Satheesh hits century

M.A. Satheesh made 104 to guide Falcon CC to a seven-wicket win over DSS Club in a recent TNCA II division league match.

The scores:

AG’s Office 213 for nine in 50 overs (S. Ramabhadran 55, K. Manoharan 67, N.P. Balaji 27, Deepak Singh six for 63) lost to SICAL RC 214 for eight in 49.5 overs (Varun Anand 81, R. Hari Prasad 62, R. Chandrasekhar Jr. three for 63).

TI Cycles 139 in 48.4 overs (V. Naresh Babu 25, R. Rohit 35 not out, R. Pattabhiraman five for 55) lost to Swaraj CC 140 for two in 26.3 overs (K. Prakash 29, S. Jayachandran 50 not out, M. Yuvaraj 46 not out).

ICF SA 201 for eight in 50 overs (R.M. Karthik 67, M. Esaki 34, D.R. Anbu Ezhil 31, R. Raghuram four for 57) lost to Alwarpet CC 202 for four in 46.5 overs (Huzefa M. Patel 26, R. Badri Attavar 36, J. Haresh 41, K. Ramji 71 not out).

Prithvi CC 182 for eight in 50 overs (E. Ravi Prasanna 34, T. Rajah Ram 28, J. Paventhan 25 not out, R. Udhaya Kumar 32, Adithya Ravi three for 63, B. Ram Prakash three for 71) lost to SPIC RC 184 for seven in 46 overs (V. Gautam 26, C. Venkat Parthiban 50, A.K. Suresh 42 not out, S. Mohan Raj three for 67).

DSS Club 253 in 49.4 overs (Sajjad Hussain 43, S. Deva Kumar 46, G. Babu 38, S. Abdul Khadeer 55, S. Alexander 27) lost to Falcon CC 254 for three in 38.2 overs (M.A. Satheesh 104, T.K. Durgaprasad 25, Anirudh Kasthuri 60, G.R. Sadashiv Iyer 43 not out).

Eagle CC 206 for eight in 50 overs (V. Ajay Kumar 57, M. Balaji 37, R. Mohan Babu 36) lost to Southern Railway Institute 207 for three in 37 overs (G. Umapathy 25, P.T. Rama Rao 38, H. Khader Basha 59 not out, A. Baskar 27, S. Raghunath 51, S.A. Asif three for 55).

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