Floods made me stronger: J&K's 19-year-old opener Shubham

Updated: Dec 10, 2014, 08:54 IST | Harit N Joshi

The devastating September floods in Kashmir seemed to be a blessing in disguise for Shubham Khajuria; says the floods made him much stronger, mentally and physically

The devastating September floods in Kashmir seemed to be a blessing in disguise for Shubham Khajuria.

J&K's Shubham Khajuria en route his 107 against Mumbai yesterday. Pic/Atul Kamble
J&K's Shubham Khajuria en route his 107 against Mumbai yesterday. Pic/Atul Kamble 

The floods robbed the cricketers from the valley vital time to prepare for the season due to the damage to the infrastructure.

However, for the 19-year-old Jammu & Kashmir opener, surviving the floods made him stronger — mentally and physically.

"I had no food for six days. For four days, I was in the queue to be airlifted from the Nehru helipad (in Srinagar). I slept on the road. All these challenges made me tougher," Khajuria said after slamming his maiden first-class century yesterday against Mumbai.

Khajuria, a Jammu resident, was in Srinagar to play a local tournament when floods hit Kashmir.

Last month, Khajuria slammed the fastest century (70-ball 100) in the Cooch Behar U-19 Trophy against Maharashtra. The previous record was 76 balls.

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