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After Lara, Sanjana leaves Sehwag 'spun' for words

cricket Updated: Oct 30, 2011 00:54 IST
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For 17-year-old Sanjana, it couldn't have got better than this. After dismissing former West Indies batsman Brian Lara some months ago at Ferozshah Kotla, she added another feather to her cap. This time she impressed India opener Virender Sehwag with her left- arm spin on Saturday to be selected as a trainee in his academy in the next summer camp.

"I am very happy. A few months ago I bowled Brian Lara and now Viru sir has selected me for his academy," said the upcoming bowler, who is a member of the Delhi under-19 team.

Sanjana was the only girl, apart from seven boys, who were picked by the player to train them free of cost at his new academy in Jhajjar - a village in Haryana around 60 kilometers from the capital.

More than 400 children from Delhi, Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh, Rohtak and Sonepat gathered at the 23-acre academy to bowl at Sehwag. Seven boys -- Rajat Agarwal, Manjeet Balhama, Mayank Rathi, Rohan Kataria, Amit Bohat, Tushar Gill and Alkesh Yadav were also chosen.