India Test vice-captain yesterday Ajinkya Rahane emphasised the importance of education in one's life.
Bat, man: India batsman Ajinkya Rahane teaches a kid how to bat during a promotional event at a city hotel yesterday. Pic/Atul Kamble
"My father (Madhukar) is a super hero for me. At an early age he drilled into me the importance of education," said Rahane while answering a question from a child at P&G Shiksha, P&G's Corporate Social Responsibility event.
"I was always a first-bencher at school. My favourite subject was history. I also liked mathematics but I enjoyed learning history and I read a lot of books," said the 28-year-old Mumbai batsman.
The education programme has supported 1000 schools and reached out to over 10 lakh children in the last 12 years.
Rahane will be in Bangalore today for a preparatory camp at the National Cricket Academy for next month's West Indies tour.