Das Thumma - CTCL highest wicket taker

Author: Praveen Rao on behalf of CTCL-EC
Submitted: May 5, 2017

Congratulations Das Reddy Thumma on becoming the highest wicket taker (166 Wickets and counting) of CTCL! He already enjoys a feat of being the highest run scorer ( 3000 + and counting ) in CTCL. These facts inarguably make him the greatest player of all times in CTCL.

Das Reddy Thumma-popularly known as Das Anna/Das Bhai , started playing cricket in CTCL at the age of 38 in 2008. Since then he has been an inseparable part of CTCL. He has been a great force in spreading cricket in Colorado. To help promote cricket, Das Anna had Sponsored T16 in 2012 and T20 in 2015. He has supported two CTCL teams Scorpions and Anchors by sponsoring their uniforms. Besides being a terrific cricketer, he is a perfect family guy. He has a wife and 3 kids aged 21 year, 16 and 12 years. He is a loving father and responsible husband. By profession Das Anna is a realtor. He has helped many first-time home buyers in realizing their dream of owning a house in the land of dreams. People have been able to connect with Dan Anna because of his jovial nature and have been very impressed with his home buying guidance.

Das Anna has been an inspiration for second inning cricketers. Most of us have played cricket growing up and then got lost in different priorities of life. CTCL is a great platform to start you second innings of cricket and players like Das Anna are great examples that age is no barrier for passion. Its unbelievable that he has not missed a single game in all these years, that speaks for his dedication and passion towards the game. Das Anna brings so much energy to the ground that nobody can miss his presence. He is amongst one of the most loved cricketers in CTCL for his jolly nature. In the last 9 years of his cricket career with CTCL he has worn many hats- he has been an accomplished batsman, a consistent bowler, captain of Anchors, wicket keeper, mentor and much more. Das Anna, at the age of 47, continues to be one of the most feared players of CTCL. We are sure that he will continue to be an inspiration for the players in the years to come.

Some of his major achievements in last 9 years of cricket are listed below: -
1. His career stats are Batting average of 24 runs, 11 fifties and 1 century
2. Bowling state 130 matches, 166 wickets
3. Best all-rounder in 2008
4. Best all-rounder in 2009
5. Best batsman in 2010
6. Best all-rounder in 2011
7. Best batsman in 2011
8. MVP in 2011
9. Winner of the T-16 tournament in 2011
10. Best innings for 112 runs in 2012
11. Reached milestone of 100 wickets 2012
12. 2nd place for best all-rounder and best batsman in 2012
13. Best batsman in 2014
14. Best innings performance for 81 runs in 35 balls in 2014
15. Reached milestone of 2000 runs 2014
16. 2nd place in 2015 T-16 tournament
17. Reached milestone of 2500 runs and 150 wickets in 2015
18. 2nd place for best batsman award in 2015
19. Reached milestone of 100 catches in 2016

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