Cricket is my passion and I am currently following all the matches of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 being held in UAE. I want to share with you, a few young cricketers who are really doing well in the IPL 2020. They are young and hungry to play their best cricket.
Let’s look at them – Ravi Bishnoi (KXIP), Yashasvi Jaiswal (RR), Priyam Garg (SRH), Kamlesh Nagarkoti (KKR) and Prithvi Shaw (DC)
Talking about all of them, the first is Ravi Bishnoi.
Ravi Bishnoi, A 20-year kid is coming from the city called Jodhpur. He doesn’t have any cricketing background around him. His cricketing career ends up playing only ICC UNDER-19 WORLD CUP 2019.
But didn’t give an end to his cricket, but improved himself and mark his personality and is now playing the world’s biggest and most difficult T20 League ‘Indian Premier League’. His bowling is creating the issues for the batsmen of the opposition team.
He is the wonderful leg-spinner and he has taken the wickets of some most dangerous batsmen named David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Rishabh Pant, and Eoin Morgan.
This is the reason for getting 2 Crores in the auction.
Now talking about second player Yashaswi Jaiswal.
Yashaswi Jaiswal, A 18-year-old player, coming from the city of Suriya which is in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s cricketing journey is an inspiration to many. Coming from a humble background, he waded through struggles to achieve his dreams. He was in the news when he made his entry in the U-19 Cricket Team for the Sri-Lankan Tour in August. In the first 2 matches, the youngster made the scores of 15 and 1. He was also named in the U-19 Squad for Nepal Tour. He was given a big statement to everyone that he has been picked by Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
Till now after the 4 weeks of IPL, he has just 40 runs in 3 matches with the best score of 34 vs Capitals.
The third player is Priyam Garg.
Priyam Garg, a 19-year kid, from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, a product of natural talent and elegance, he is an upcoming star from Uttar Pradesh. His run-making spree at the U-14s and U-16s brought him into the reckoning of the Indian U-19 team in 2018. He also came very close to making it to the World Cup squad but unfortunately, a poor run before the mega event diminished his hopes. But that didn’t deter the youngster, who went back to his routine of scoring runs and got picked for the Ranji Trophy. He made heads roll by plundering a century on debut against Goa and since then, he hasn’t looked back. Garg also captained India U-19 and U-23 teams.
Talking about his IPL Career, he has been picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the auction. He has made his IPL debut on 21 Sep 2020 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has made 102 runs in 6 matches till now with the highest score of 51 in 26 balls against Super Kings.
Now 4th Player which is Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti, a 20-year-old, from Barmer, Rajasthan. Bowling over 145 kph and turning heads during India’s successful campaign at the 2018 U19 World Cup, Kamlesh Nagarkoti found a fan in Ian Bishop among many others. He matched every bit of his pace with sharp, equally impressive, fielding skills. Thanks to a string of impressive outings, Nagarkoti was bought for INR 3.2 crore contract by Kolkata Knight Riders at the 2018 IPL auctions. But unfortunately, he was not able to play that season and was ruled out due to an injury.
He has done a fantastic comeback in the 13th edition in the year 2020 with taking 4 wickets in 6 matches. He made his debut against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 26 Sep 2020. He is the future Indian Fast Bowler.
Last but not least the 5th Player, Prithvi Shaw.
Prithvi Shaw, another 20-year kid, from the city of Thane, Maharashtra. Prithvi Shaw is not the first young Mumbai batsman to get heads turning in cricket, and most certainly won’t be the last. His Harris shield performance was followed by several others of note, including centuries on debut in both Ranji Trophy (2016-17) and Duleep Trophy (2017) – a feat only previously achieved only by the Great Sachin Tendulkar, thereby drawing comparisons of great magnitude with the little master and being hailed as one of the future batting mainstays of Indian cricket. After skyrocketing through grade- and age-level cricket, he was declared the captain of the Indian U-19 side for the 2018 Junior World Cup in New Zealand. With a capable leader in Shaw, a stellar bowling line-up, and under the keen eye of Rahul Dravid, India coasted to the title, as Shaw contributed beautifully with the bat, scoring 261 runs at an average of 65 with 2 fifties to his name.
Prithvi Shaw for long has been touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket and judging by that Delhi bought him at an excellent price of 1.2 Crores. Initially, he wasn’t getting an opportunity to be a part of the playing eleven but the poor form of Gautam Gambhir opened the door for Shaw. He made most of his opportunities and got Delhi off to brisk starts on most occasions.
He started off well with a 10-ball 22 and a flurry of aggressive innings over the course of the season and ended up cementing his spot in the side, running riot in the powerplay, before Rishabh Pant could cut loose at the death. Shaw will look to replicate those performances when he will churn out for Delhi this year.
He made his IPL Debut against Kings XI Punjab. In IPL 2020, he has made 202 runs.
So, what do we, as students and learners, have to learn from their journeys? Here are my thoughts:
- ‘Practice makes the man perfect’. This line teaches us that we should practice our goal regularly.
- Focus is very important for us because it it is the way to our thinking, memory, perception and reasoning.
- “A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. “
- Persistence is our goal is must. We should never lose our hope.
- What about starting early, if we have our goal decided from the young age, we can pursue it with commitment and have an early starting advantage. For eg- Sachin Tendulkar started playing cricket from the age of 4 and then, at the age of 16 he played his first international match.