Former India opener Gautam Gambhir, in his effort to provide again to the sport, as a part of a enterprise to advertise cricket, gave a send-off to 15 of 33 aspiring cricketers from India chosen for a five-year cricket scholarship. The chosen gamers will to go to Guildford Grammar School, Perth, Australia, for 21 days of abroad coaching. They shall be coached by former South African cricketer HD Ackerman within the coaching camp in Perth.
Over 5000 cricketers from 17 cities unfold throughout 10 states had signed up for the programme. Among 33 chosen gamers, one among most inspiring tales is of Anuj Chapraana from Meerut.
Chapraana labored as a safety guard at evening and performed cricket within the day. The evening job paid the payments for his mom and him. At 23, the right-arm quick bowler desires of constructing massive in cricket.
Talking in regards to the initiative, the place Gambhir has tied up Funngage.com for the enterprise, mentioned: “It is difficult to say that this will be a feeder, but ultimately you want good talent to come forward and achieve their dreams of playing at the highest level, that is the ultimate aim of Funngage too.”
Sachin NS, the son of a farm labourer who hails from a village 250 kms from Bengaluru, has now obtained a brand new life by way of cricket.
“We started playing tennis ball cricket in village. For two years, I have been staying in a dormitory, have played for the under-16 and under-19 cricket state cricket teams. Now at 23, I am staying with one of my friends who is like my brother, he supports me financially. This scholarship is the one big support I was looking for,” Sachin mentioned.
Tanveer Ahmed, an all-rounder from Kashmir, was working for an MNC. Talking in regards to the issues he needed to face to pursue his ardour, Ahmed: “There may be very much less cricket infrastructure, if you wish to make it massive from Kashmir, you need to overcome a number of obstacles.
“When one will get the way in which, nevertheless troublesome it could be, he tries to take that path. The scholarship will assist me overcome monetary issues and provides me the assist that every cricketer wants on the sector,” he added.