Behind Bhuvneshwar Kumar's success, a sister act
The joy of making it to the Indian T20 side is evident in UP all-rounder Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s chirpy voice. The 22- year-old is thankful to his parents and coaches and specially to his sister Rekha Adhana for playing an important role in encouraging him to keep his passion for cricket alive.
Father Kiran Pal Singh, a sub-inspector with the UP Police, used to find it hard to take out time to mould Bhuvneshwar’s cricket career. His mother Indresh, who hails from a village near Bulandshahr, had little knowledge about the game. It was his older sister Rekha who took him to his first cricket coaching centre.
“I had interest in cricket ever since I was young. It was my sister Rekha, seven years older than, who took me to the stadium for the first time. At that time I was 13. The stadium was about 7 to 8 kilometres away from our residence, so it was she who used to take me to the stadium initially. Soon I learnt the route from home to the stadium and started heading out on my own. “My mother is a housewife and she knew nothing about cricket equipment.
It was Rekha didi again who used to take me to the sports shops whenever I wanted to buy
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