Cricket fever at MAHE Dubai

The ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup definitely had our noses glued to our screens as we kept up with match updates And this wasn’t solely because of India making it to the finals, but due to something a tad closer to the hearts of everyone at MAHE Dubai.

Representing UAE at the Under-19 World Cup 2020 are MAHE Dubai’s star athletes Karthik Meiyappan and Rishabh Mukherjee. Surely you’re familiar with these names, as they make the world stand up and take notice of their incredible performance throughout the course of the tournament. Their path to this immense feat has been lined with victories, bringing laurels and pride to MAHE Dubai. As part of the MAHE Dubai cricket team, their string of victories range from being the Champions of the University Premier League to the Red Bull UAE qualifiers, and so many more in between.

19 year old leg-spinner Karthik Meiyappan and 18 year old off-spinner Rishabh Mukherjee were quickly drafted into the UAE Under-19 cricket team given their obvious talent and hard work.

 

“So many people want to be in our shoes right now,” said Karthik Meiyappan, “It is a great responsibility we hold playing for the UAE Under-19s, doing something like this. We are the lucky ones who play, and we have to make the most of it.”

 

With the world watching, the young athletes have quickly carved a niche for themselves over the course of the tournament, with the evident promise of more.

“My dream is to play for India. I wish to move back to Kolkata and try and get into the Bengal team by getting into a first division club after the U19 World Cup is over,” said Rishabh Mukherjee.

 

We’re proud to call them our own and wish them the best for their future!