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Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Did you know this cricketer didn't have proper shoes to play?

Feb 05, 2018, 17:18 IST

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: 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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Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had faced many hardships growing up, celebrates his birthday today. On this day, let's look at the struggles some of our cricketers faced before finding success