Cricketer has taken a look at the many ups and downs some of our cricketers faced in their lives before performing on the big stage.
1. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was born on 5 February 1990 Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh. He is an Indian International Cricketer. He plays for Sunriser Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. He is Right arm medium Fast Bowler. His Father is Sub-inspector with the Uttar Pradesh and His Mother is House Wife. It was her Sister Rekha Adhana. 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.
2. Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag was born on 20 October 1978 Najafgarh, Delhi. Virender Sehwag was Former Indian Cricketer. An Aggressive Right handed Batsman. The son of a grain merchant, Sehwag was born in a Jat family in Haryana, and grew up in a joint family that, apart from his siblings, uncles and aunts also comprised of sixteen cousins. He had been enrolled in a college, which had a good cricket programme, but actually traveled 84 kms every day by bus for cricket practice and to play matches.
3. Zaheer Khan
Zaheer Khan was born on 7 October 1978 Shrirampur, Maharashtra. Zaheer Khan is an Indian Former Cricketer. He also played for Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils in IPL Cricket. He was Second Successful Pace bowler in Test Cricket. The man who has spearheaded India’s bowling department in the last decade hails from the humble town of Shrirampur, located about 40 kms from Shirdi in Maharashtra. The place known more for its sugar factories didn't have even one proper turf wicket, and yet Zaheer managed to find his way to the top.
4. Harbhajan Shing
Harbhajan Shing was born on 3 July 1980 in Jalandhar, Punjab. He is an Indian Cricketer, and also played for Mumbai Indians in IPL Cricket. He is Right handed right arm off break bowler. He has the the Second highest number of Test Wickets by an off Spinner. Had the offie not been selected for 2001 series against Australia at home, he might well have been driving trucks in the US for a living. His father had passed away recently and, being the only son of the family, Harbhajan was obliged to support his family, which also included unmarried sisters. But, fate had something better in store for the ‘Turbanator’.
5. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Shingh Dhoni was born on 7 July 1981. He is an Indian Cricketer and Caption of Indian Cricket Team. And Attacking middle order Right handed middle order batsman and Wicket Keeper. After his family moved from Uttarakhand to Ranchi, Dhoni’s father Pan Singh worked in junior management positions in a public sector undertaking. Dhoni himself was a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur railway station for a couple of years, before eventually hitting his way to fame with the bat.
6. Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav was born on 25 October 1987 Nagpur. He is an Indian Cricketer, He is Right handed Right arm Fast bowler. Yadav has played for Vidarbha at domestic level since 2008 and is the first Player from the team to have Played test Cricket. His father was a coalmine worker, and Yadav thus grew up in a village of miners near Khaperkheda, in Nagpur. Until 2007, Umesh Yadav had only played tennis ball cricket! Before becoming a professional cricketer, Yadav had even applied for a job with the police force.
7. Pathan Brothers (Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan)
Yusuf Pathan was born on 17 November 1982 in Baroda, Gujarat. He is an Indian Cricketer. He is Powerful and Aggressive Right handed batsman and Right arm off breaker bowler. Irfan Pathan was born on 27 October 1984, He is an Indian Cricketer. He is Left handed batsman and Left arm medium fast bowler. The two brothers Came from a family that Suffered from Poverty. Who served as the muezzin at the local mosque, was determined to make his two sons Islamic scholars. However, the Pathan brothers turned to cricket instead. It is said that the two brother dream to be cricketers was a topic of ridicule among some of the people in the mosque, where their father worked. Influenced by the gossip, the father further tried pushing his sons away from cricket. Beating all the odds, the brother went on to pursue cricket and eventually represented the Indian team.