Deep Dasgupta has played 8 Tests and 5 ODIs for India    Getty Images
Deep Dasgupta has played 8 Tests and 5 ODIs for India Getty Images

New Delhi: Former India cricketer and commentator Deep Dasgupta will be awarded for excellence in sports at the 15th Distinguished Alumni Award to be held at a city hotel on Saturday. Dasgupta played in 8 Tests and 5 ODIs from 2001 to 2002 as the Indian wicketkeeper and he will be awarded under Distinguished Alumni Awards along with 11 others when the Old Students’ Association (OSA) of Hindu College, University of Delhi organizes the program here. Mayanti Langer, an Indian TV sports personality, who has hosted many tournaments including 2010 FIFA World Cup broadcast on ESPN, and 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, will be awarded the Young achievers awards.

Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Planning and Minister of State for Urban Development and Housing; Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India; Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary, Government of India are to going to be Chief Guests at the felicitation ceremony. The OSA Distinguished Alumni Awards annually recognizes Outstanding Achievers who have excelled in their respective fields and made a significant contribution to the society. The Old Students Association (since the Centenary Celebrations in 1999-2000) has been annually recognizing its distinguished alumni in a glittering celebration that grows every year by leaps and bounds.

Dasgupta scored a century in his eight Tests, which came against England at Mohali. He also has a couple of fifties to his name. Dasgupta made his Test debut against South Africa at Bloemfontein in November 2001 along with Virender Sehwag. in 83 First-Class matches Dasgupta has scored 3,806 runs at 30.20, which include six hundreds and 21 fifties.