Apurv Ashutosh Sharma, 3rd Year, CE, and Anant Ashutosh Sharma, 2nd Year, COE were selected in the Indian National Lawn Bowls Team.
Anant represented India in the International Open Triples, 2016, held at Royal Bangkok Sports Club, Bangkok, Thailand from 29th August to 5th September, 2016.
Apurv represented India in the Mahsuri Cup, 2016 held at Langkawi Islands, Malaysia from 18th to 23rd October, 2016.
DTU Times interviewed these dynamic brothers; the rising Lawn Bowls Stars from DTU.
Q1. When and how were you introduced to Lawn Bowls?
We had started playing Lawn Bowls from DPS RK Puram in the year 2010. We met our school Lawn Bowl coach Ms. Pinki, during our P.E. Period. She is a national gold medalist and has represented India in Commonwealth Games twice and encouraged us to start playing lawn bowl.
Q2. What is unique about Lawn Bowls?
A unique thing about lawn bowls is how it amalgamates billiards, carom, and bowling. The structure of the lawn bowling bowls is another unique aspect of this game. The Bowls are designed to travel a curved path because of a weight bias on one side of the bowl. The game might seem very simple to a newbie person, but it involves a lot of strategy building.
Q3. What motivated you to pursue Lawn Bowls?
Our Coach was encouraging and played a pivotal role in transforming our game from a School Level Leisure activity to an International scale.
Q4. How do you balance Sports and Engineering?
Well, it is definitely not easy – Being day scholars, attending morning practices, coming to college, snailing through Delhi’s traffic and surviving assignment deadlines and examinations demands a lot of energy and time management.
Q5. How does it feel to represent India at an International level?
The feeling of wearing the INDIAN National Team’s Jersey is definitely special and memorable.
Q6. What was your best memory during the tournaments?
Anant : My best memory from the tournament is our match with one of the best teams of the Tournament – Philippines and having given them a tough competition. Although we lost the match by a single point, we received high commendation and praise from everyone for giving them a tough fight and having played equally well
We wish the Lawn Bowls Stars the very best in their future endeavors. May they bring glory to our University, and to our Nation!