Indian Premier League (IPL) has for sure brought transformational changes in many young talent’s life. A number of players have been able to make a break in the national side given their tremendous show in the tournaments. One such player is Nathu Singh – an unknown Rajasthan medium-pacer who made headlines during IPL auctions last year when Mumbai Indians picked him up for a whopping Rs 3.2 crore. Nathu’s story was one of rags to riches.
The cricketer, whose family had to survive on a mere Rs 8,000 per month which his father earned, was suddenly flush with lots of money, Jansatta.com reports. The report also said that even after the monetary crisis, Singh’s family always provided him the support, with his father even ready to sell the shanty they owned. However, after the cricketer gained popularity and got the huge amount of money from IPL, he decided to pay back to his family for the support he had received from them.
Now, the cricketer is constructing a house for the family in Jaipur, which is likely to cost him Rs 1.5 crore, the report says. In a conversation with the Times of India, Singh had said he has also brought a car for himself as he was always travelling on a bike, “which was risky”. He, however, adds that more than the money, it was a dream coming true. Singh said that he had always wanted to play for India and being picked up by a top IPL side meant he was slowly getting there.