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From scoreboard to Balance Sheet


My cricket passion was inspired by the bowlers like Allan Donald, Glenn McGrath, Shoaib Akhtar, Brett Lee and batsman like Sachin Tendulkar. At the age of 12 I joined the DCA (District Cricket Association), to achive my fitness, early morning; I used to run 10 rounds of our stadium (aprox 2.5 km) and was an average bowler.

In the friendly matches I used to do the opening bowling for my team. When I was 14, I started work out in Gyms, this helped me in getting speed for my bowling and I also learned how to bowl bouncers by then.

My dedication for the sport usually gave me the opportunity to be opening bowler for my team in the friendly matches. I was one of the highest wicket taker hence my carrier was more incline towards bowling, my passion for batting was lower however I still used to bat at number 5 or so.

I played my first state level match at the age of 14 and second at the age of 16. I was part of the under-17 Raipur divisional team and had my best bowling speed of my carrier of 130km/hr, played against Bhopal. During all this period I gave my 100% to this sport.

At the age of 18, I was suppose to start with University matches, however this clashed with my CA entrance exams. My father was my biggest supporter and wanted me to be a cricketer. My learning from cricket of sportsmanship, dedication, confidence, winning spirit, never lets me loose hope.

I am a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary today, however before all this, I am a Cricketer. I feel happy to see few of my friends playing Ranji and IPL and feel proud to have played with them.


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