Udupi, Oct 26: Kevin Chris D’Souza, a 22-year-old student earned the title 'Master Blaster' as he played for the cricket team of the Medical University of Sophia, Bulgaria, in the European T10 cricket league tournament series hosted by European Cricket Network (ECN). In the T10 innings that he played, he scored a total of 198 runs comprising of 19 sixes and 9 fours. He being a top order batsman, which is where he was announced the 'Master Blaster', a prestigious milestone indeed, in his newly begun career as a cricketer.
The highlight of his career is the recognition he got from the Bulgarian National Cricket team selectors after they witnessed his live performance at the European T10 cricket league tournament which was flawless, authentic and par excellence. He was almost instantly absorbed into the national cricket team of Bulgaria which played Malta in a 4-match T20 series late September. In views of the formalities to be followed, he made his debut for Bulgarian national cricket team on September 23 this year against Malta, this being the qualifier series for the ICC world cup T20 tournament in Europe.
Kevin was born on September 16, 1998, in Kuwait to Norbert D’Souza and Clera Noronha who hail from Udyavara/Pithrodi (Udupi) respectively. He draws appreciation from his loving elder sister Nicole D’Souza, who is currently single and working in the United Kingdom (UK).
Kevin received his early education from United Indian School, Kuwait, where he acquired his higher secondary education certificate with a very good percentage and thereby qualified for his further studies in medicine at the Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
During his school years, this young and handsome yet shy and quiet teenager attracted a lot of attention and was recognized as an enthusiastic and enterprising sportsman. He represented the school in basketball and football and won many trophies and medals for the school and himself. Along with sports, he excelled in his academic performance too. When he went to Bulgaria, he joined the university cricket team and pursued his passion for cricket, thus paving his way to the beginning of a glorious career in cricket. He has played for many minor teams in the past couple of years, but mainly played for the Medical University team of Sofia, Bulgaria, and made two appearances for the Bulgarian national team.
Kevin is a right hand batsman and his bowling style is right arm medium. He leaves the audience awestruck and mesmerized with an open gaping mouth as he blasts the ball and hits the sixes right through the air past the boundary.