Birthday special in pics: Indian cricketers and their tales of struggle

Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had faced many hardships growing up, turns a year older today. On this day, let's look at the many ups and downs some of our cricketers faced before making it big

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Kumar’s father is a sub-inspector with the Uttar Pradesh Police. Kumar’s family moved to Meerut from a small village. It is said that when Bhuvneshwar first told his parents he wanted to join a cricket club, they were rather dazed. Still, they somehow managed to afford it. Kumar actually used to carry his kit bag for one kilometre since that’s where the nearest tuk-tuk stand was. During the trials for the Under-17 team some years back, Bhuvneshwar did not have a proper pair of shoes. His sister arrange for one with great difficulty. Pic/AFP

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2 Comments

  • Nat Sharma22-Feb-2014

    Absolutely! I agree with the previous commenter Sayed, On a stage you never know what happens behind you. Probably the commenter would not have been on stage ever in his /her life. The whole events unfolds behind him and he is facing the audience in the front. This is what happens when media is running short on news they blow things out of proposition.

  • Sayed Parvez21-Feb-2014

    Dear Editor, In the video above it can be clearly seen that Govinda was addressing the audience, tell me one thing Me Editor, do u think that Govinda has a third eye which sees the other way round? Dont make news for the sake of making a News, be little sincere and professional Sir.

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Kumar’s father is a sub-inspector with the Uttar Pradesh Police. Kumar’s family moved to Meerut from a small village. It is said that when Bhuvneshwar first told his parents he wanted to join a cricket club, they were rather dazed. Still, they somehow managed to afford it. Kumar actually used to carry his kit bag for one kilometre since that’s where the nearest tuk-tuk stand was. During the trials for the Under-17 team some years back, Bhuvneshwar did not have a proper pair of shoes. His sister arrange for one with great difficulty. Pic/AFP

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