The craze of sports in India is increasing day by day and there have been many sportsmen in the past who reached the desirable heights of success. Cricket is the most popular sport in India and it’s followed like a religion. Indian Premier League is the richest cricketing league in the world and the reason being it’s conducted by the BCCI, which is the richest board in the world. Today, we’ll be talking about the Indian cricketers who came from a very poor background and became successful.
Take A Look At 5 Rags To Riches Stories Of Indian Cricket Stars
1. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni is undoubtedly the most successful cricketer in the history and he’s still going really strong. MS Dhoni comes from a lower middle-class background and he has changed the fortune of his family.
Dhoni had a great interest in cricket right from his school days after his coach insisted him to play cricket. The rest is a glorious history.
2. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma who’s famously known as Hitman was born in a poor family in Nagpur, Maharastra. His father worked in a transport company and his mother was a housewife. He was sent to live with his relatives to play cricket and he had interest in spin bowling.
His coach saw his batting talent and trained him accordingly. Rohit Sharma now is one of the most valuable cricketers in the Indian team.
3. Pathan Brothers
Pathan brothers lived in a mosque in Baroda in their childhood as their father had no house. The income of their father was only 3500 Rs. per month.
Both Irfan and Yusuf Pathan are in the list of richest cricketers in India. This became possible by sheer determination and hard work.
4. Ravindra Jadeja
He is the son of a nurse and a security guard. Jadeja lived in extremely poor conditions and he had the dream of becoming a cricketer. Jadeja’s mother died in a kitchen accident when he was only 16.
His sister took care of him and encouraged him to pursue his dream. Jadeja is now in the list of best players of Indian cricket team.
5. Munaf Patel
Munaf Patel used to work in a tile factory when he was in 9th grade. His father was a laborer and he lived in a very poor condition. Once he was spotted by a coach when he was bowling in a street match.
Munaf’s fortune took a turn from there and he became a millionaire. He was considered as one of the fastest India bowlers when he came to Indian team.