Thursday, August 5, 2010

Popular Udupi district tennis ball cricketer from Kemmannu- Vishwanath Ganiga NO MORE

Popular local tennis ball cricketer of Kemmannu- Vishwanath Ganiga, popularly known as Vishwa, aged 32, expired on Tuesday . Vishwa had a massive heart attack on Sunday while playing a cricket match and was admitted to KMC, Manipal. He could not survive and breathed his last on Tuesday night.

Vishwa was a cricketer of par excellence. As an all-rounder, he was representing AK Sports club of Udupi. Probably he was the first one in Udupi to introduce and perfect the art of ‘Reverse Sweep’ shot in local cricket. He was known for his hard-hitting abilities, which helped his team to enter more than 40 finals. He even took part in matches played at Bangalore, Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai, Kerala and has won more than 100 individual awards like man of the match and man of series.

Ganiga, an alrounder was the key player for A K Sports Team here. He was serving the team for over a decade now and instrumental introducing reverse sweeo in tennis ball cricket and in the team reaching finals over 40 times. He won accolades due to his game not only in the state, but in Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai and Kerala among other states. He has won over 100 individual prizes.