Akshay Brahmbhatt came to San Diego in 2014 and SDCCYA was fortunate to have him join as our coach soon after. As a youth cricketer, he has trained under the likes of Anshuman Gaekwad, Kishore Trivedi, Kiran Barot, and Jayprakash Patel (some of the well-known coaches in Gujarat), and competed in the U14-U19 age categories against future Indian players Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ravindra Jadeja. He represented Gujarat in the U14-U19 age categories as an opening batsman/all-rounder and has won several best batsman awards throughout. He was selected to the national coaching camp under Bob Simpson, organized by CCI (Cricket Club of India), Mumbai. Between 2006-2009, Akshay played for the Oxford Cricket Club in Division-1.
Over the past years, he has provided a steady hand at the top of the order for the SDCC Div 1 team. After a year away from San Diego, the club is fortunate to have him back to impart his knowledge to our growing club.