Introduction

“Ranji’s wonderful bat” is the story of a cricket lover teenager, Ranji who loves to play cricket. Ranji, an eleven-year-old boy, loves playing cricket and was a part of school’s cricket team. His scores in the last few matches were not up to the mark. Even in one of an important match he scored an egg which means zero. His captain encourages him but his coach gives him. the warning that if failed to score in the next match, due on Saturday, he will be dropped from the team.

A cricket match was going on between two teams. Suraj was the captain of his team. His team scored fifty-three for four wickets. His team needed another sixty runs to win. Suraj, the captain of the school team was out. After the captain was out, it was Ranji’s turn to bat. He was ready to face the ball. The red ball came speeding towards him. The ball struck Ranji’s pad. The umpire raised his finger and said ‘out’. Ranji walked back slowly. The visiting team won the match. On Ranji’s way back to home, Kumar, the owner of sport’s materials shops called him and asked him why he looked sad. Ranji told him of his failure in batting.

The Magical Bat

He consoled him for his failure and gave him a bat that he had used in cricket to and had won a century. He was the player of the state team and scored a century with his bat, that he gave to Ranji. Ranji felt happy. It was on Saturday the match was going to start.

Suraj won the toss and decided to bat first. The visiting team’s bowler bowled well. Two wickets of school team fell in one over. Now it was Ranji’s turn to bat. He played well and scored 58 runs. His school team won the match. In the other two matches, he scored forty and forty-five runs respectively. The coach and the captain of the school team and also Mr. Kumar pleased with his batting.

From the maidan after winning the match Ranji caught the bus to go to his home wbut unfortunately it was then that his magical bat was lost. He felt very upset and went to Kumar’s shop and told him that he lost his bat. Kumar consoled him and assured that the real magic lies within the player not the bat.

The school team was playing the last and the important match of the cricket season on Saturday a public-school team from Delhi. The day Saturday came. The Match began. His school team lost the first wicket with only two runs. It was Ranji’s turn. He borrowed one bat and went to the wicket. The first ball was very speed, Ranji stepped back and pulled it very hard on them to the boundary.It was six. Everyone stood up and cheered. He hit the ball all over the field and scored seventy-five runs.

Ranji was the talk of the school. On his way back to home, he bought six ladoos for Kumar and six for Koki.