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Murtaza Trunkwala celebrates his Ranji Trophy century for Maharashtra

From a 9 year old aiming for Wimbledon to a Ranji Trophy centurion, an Iron Man contender and 2 amateur marathon runners; Bohras have been in the spotlight for sports in recent weeks.

9 year old Mysuru (Mysore) tennis rising star Mustafa Raja added to his four Under 10 national tournament wins this year with a second runners up spot in the All India Tennis Association Talent Series in Bengaluru.

In a hard fought match he eventually gave way to the winner in a two set match losing 4-3, 4-1.

In cricket, a fighting century by Murtaza Trunkwala enabled Maharashtra to draw against Saurashtra on the final day of a Ranji Trophy Group B match in October.

Saurashtra required eight wickets on the last day to post an innings win but were denied by the Maharashtra lower order lead by Trunkwala.

Resuming their second innings on 114 for two after following-on, Trunkwala scored 117 off 227 deliveries studded with 22 boundaries before he fell in the 33rd over of the day.

Sports enthusiast Ammar Miyaji completed the gruelling Pune Tritheos (triathlon) and is now eligible for international Iron Man and in a similarly punishing feat New York pair Mukaram Taherally and Murtaza Lukmany completed the New York City Marathon averaging 5 hours.

They accepted their medals in the name of Syedna Mufaddal SaifuddinTUS in tribute.